Mosha the Thai elephant maimed by mine gets prosthetic leg

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Mosha was only seven months old when she lost her leg to a landmine at the Myanmar-Thailand border.
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Volunteers at the sanctuary in Lampang said the lack of a leg created a series health issues for the growing elephant.
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This is now Mosha's ninth leg. Each has been designed and created by a team of engineers.
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Mosha's friend Motola is also a victim of landmines. She was also given a new prosthetic leg recently.
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In 1999, Motola was injured by a mine while she was being used by loggers operating along the border.
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Sadly she has not been as receptive as Mosha to the prosthetic leg due to the nature of her injuries, veterinary officials at the centre said.
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Motola gets fitted and adjusted with her new prosthetic limb, crucial as she grows bigger.
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The Friends of the Asian Elephant Foundation said many logging elephants like Mosha, get injured by land mines while working in remote forests.
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Today, both elephants can feel happy being able to stand on all four limbs.

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