“Following the checks, which confirmed Kaavan is strong enough, steps will now be taken to finalize his relocation to an animal sanctuary potentially in Cambodia,” Bauer said.

How much time will Kavaan take to recover?

His recovery will be a long one, said Bauer. He also added, that more than just physical wounds he has a behavioral disorder which will take a longer duration to settle down.

Kavaan had lost his partner back in 2012 and has battled loneliness and poor living conditions. Both have taken their toll, said Bauer in an interview.

“He also developed stereotypical behaviour, which means he shakes his head back and forth for hours. This is mainly because he is simply bored,”

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