Cher spent last Thanksgiving leading a rescue team to save a four-ton elephant in the middle of the pandemic, and yes, a new documentary is on the way.
Smithsonian Channel’s Cher & the Loneliest Elephant documents the superstar’s goal to save Kaavan, a malnourished elephant living in Pakistan. The elephant has spent nearly two decades in chains, living in a shed. He experienced depression, obesity, and the death of his mate.
Cher got wind of the crisis on social media, leading a team of veterinarians, animal aid groups, and sanctuary owners to the rescue. She co-founded Free the Wild and dropped the song “Walls,” leading to Pakistan ordering that the elephant be freed last spring.