Cher Is Trying To Free A Gorilla Living Above A Mall In Thailand

Cher is truly using her star power to do some amazing work this year.

As you may already know, Cher helped rescue "the world's loneliest elephant" Kavaan last month in partnership with Four Paws International.

Kaavan had been living in poor conditions in Marghazar Zoo in Islamabad, Pakistan since 1985 and was finally rescued in November and has been relocated to a sanctuary in Cambodia.

Now, Cher is hoping to do the same heroic deed for a gorilla living on top of a mall in Thailand.

It's always nice to see celebrities who use their platform for good. To make the world a better place. To use their millions to actually *help* others, and not just hoard it all for themselves.

Cher is a great example of a celebrity who uses their global domination to make the world a better place.

After saving Kavaan, the "world's loneliest elephant", Cher has a new goal she's working towards.

Bua Noi, a gorilla living above a mall in Thailand, is Cher's latest rescue mission.

According to People Bua Noi is a female gorilla that was brought to Thailand in 1988.

Sadly, she spent most of her life enclosed at the Pata Zoo, a facility located at the top of a mall in Bangkok.

In an effort to improve Bua Noi's quality of life, Cher recently wrote a letter to Thailand’s environment minister, Varawut Silpa-archa.

According to The Gaurdian Cher expressed her concerns over Bua Noi's living conditions, which reportedly include a small cage, little mental stimulation, and inadequate access to the outdoors.

Sky News reported that Silpa-archa replied to Cher's letter, ensuring her that there are plans already in motion to move some of the zoo's animals.

"Please be informed that the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has never forgotten or ignored Bua Noi. I, myself as minister in charge of wildlife conservation, have given instruction to the relevant agencies in order to find the best solution for a better life of Bua Noi," he wrote, according to the publication.

Sky News has also reported that the director of Pata Zoo, Kanit Sermsirimongkol, denies claims that Bua Noi and the other animals are mistreated under his care.

"There is an accusation that the animals are starved and gaunt which is not true," he said in the statement obtained by the news outlet.

"Also, the call for releasing the gorilla into the wild is the idea of animal lovers who lack knowledge and understanding about animals. Animals that are raised in the zoo cannot be released to survive in the wild as animals born in zoos are accustomed to, and have grown up in zoos."

Sermsirimongkol then invited Cher to Pata Zoo to "see how well we look after the gorilla with love and care."

h/t: Sky News

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