A three-legged elephant was given a new life when it was fitted with a completely new prosthetic in Thailand.
Mosha, a nine-year-old female elephant, lost her leg when stepping on a mi.ne.
MaeYao National Reserve in Lampang, which claims to have built the world’s first elephant hospital, has attached five prosthetic limbs to Mosha since her arrival.
Taken to the hospital at the age of 7 months, Mosha became the first elephant in the world to have a prosthesis fitted.
Since then, her continued growth has led to the staff building stronger and stronger legs to help support the animal’s weight.
In the video, the three-legged elephant was initially shown struggling to walk around the barn before it leaned against its stump on a wooden rail.
The staff approaches it with a prosthetic leg and, after pulling a soc.k, attaches it to the elephant’s base.
Further, into the enclosure, Mosha, who seems pleased with her leg, can be seen shoveling sand in the trunk and throwing it on her body as if celebrating.
Soraida Salwala opened the elephant Hospital in MaeYao National Reserve in 1993.
Since then, it has treated more than 3,900 si.ck and wounded elephants with various medical conditions, including fractures, bul.let wounds, eye infections, and dr.ug add.iction.
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