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Baby Elephant Was Given Prosthetic Leg After Losing Leg To Landmine

Meet Mosha the special elephant who made history by being the first-ever elephant to be fitted with an effective and functional prosthetic leg.

She was only 7 months young when she, unfortunately, lost her leg to a landmine. This put immense pressure on her spine and her other three limbs.

PHOTO: Motola, the elephant that was injured by a landmine, wears her prosthetic leg at the Friends of the Asian Elephant Foundation in Lampang, Thailand, June 29, 2016.

Mosha is a permanent inhabitant of the Friends of the Asian Elephant Foundation (FAE) in Thailand, and this is where she received her new leg.

The organization are focused on designing and creating moulds to accommodate elephants who are still growing.

Mosha the Thai elephant maimed by mine gets prosthetic leg - BBC News

When she is without her leg, she can only do things like lean against a wall or rails to help relieve some pressure.

PHOTO: Doctor Therdchai Jivacate, left, stands in front of Mosha, the elephant that was injured by a landmine, at the Friends of the Asian Elephant Foundation in Lampang, Thailand, June 29, 2016.

She is also friends with another resident who lives at the FAE hospital called Motola, she also has a prosthetic leg and was right behind Mosha as the second-ever elephant to receive one.

PHOTO: 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, June 29, 2016.

Sadly, Matola is not as comfortable as Mosha is with her new leg, this is because of her growth patterns.

Check out the video below of Mosha and her new leg:

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Written by Joe Kahlo

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