In pictures: Elephants get a second chance with prosthetic legs

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Elephants Mosha and Motola lost limbs when they stepped on landmines left over from clashes dating back decades

Doctor Therdchai Jivacate (L) stands in front of Mosha, the elephant that was injured by a landmine, at the Friends of the Asian Elephant Foundation in Lampang, Thailand. The Thai-Myanmar border is still dotted with landmines left over from clashes between ethnic-minority rebels and the Myanmar army dating back decades.

Mosha, the elephant that was injured by a landmine, has her prosthetic leg attached at the Friends of the Asian Elephant Foundation in Lampang, Thailand. Recently Mosha received a new prosthetic leg at the Friends of the Asian Elephant Foundation hospital, while Motola had her prosthetic adjusted.

 

Motola, the elephant that was injured by a landmine, wears her prosthetic leg at the Friends of the Asian Elephant Foundation in Lampang, Thailand. Founded in 1993, the Friends of the Asian Elephant Foundation hospital was the world's first elephant hospital and currently has 17 patients.

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