Cher, who campaigned for Kaavan to be rehomed after 35 years of confinement in a zoo, greeted him at the Siem Reap airport and escorted him to his new digs in the Cambodia Wildlife sanctuary.
Pakistan's only Asian elephant heads to Cambodia for relocation following years of campaigning by animal rights activists.
Wildlife authorities say around 330 tuskers have died and that a species of cyanobacteria that produces neurotoxins was the cause.
Thousands of blazes are sweeping through the Pantanal, the world's largest wetland, threatening one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet.
WWF says increasing deforestation and agricultural expansion key drivers behind 68 percent average decline in animal, bird, and fish populations between 1970 and 2016.
Some scientists suspect wild animals sold in a market were the source of the coronavirus pandemic, that has killed more than 48,000 lives worldwide so far, while others argue it was in circulation elsewhere in Wuhan even earlier.
With the hunting season suspended in several European countries, this promises to be a spring and possibly a summer of love for the animal kingdom.
Many academics, environmentalists and residents in China have joined international conservation groups in calling for a permanent ban. Online debate within China has also heavily favoured a permanent ban.
China's markets, where wild and often poached animals are packed together, have been described as a breeding ground for disease and an incubator for a multitude of viruses to evolve and jump the species barrier to humans.
Covering 109 countries, Interpol's Operation Thunderball seized some 23 primates, 30 big cats, more than 4,300 birds, nearly 1,500 live reptiles and close to 10,000 turtles and tortoises.
The plan has sparked a debate with wildlife groups criticising the decision over fears that the mass killing of Australia's national animal could rapidly reduce their numbers.
Khan was convicted of shooting two rare blackbuck deer in a western India wildlife preserve in 1998.
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