Mosha the elephant has just got a brand new prosthetic.
The animal stepped on a landmine along the Thai-Myanmar border 10 years ago, and the incident destroyed her leg.
She was rushed to an elephant hospital run by the Friends of the Asian Elephant Foundation in Lampang province in northern Thailand.
Surgeon Therdchai Jivacate gave her a new leg following the incident. As she has grown, he has designed new, longer and stronger legs for her.
‘The way she walked was unbalanced and her spine was going to bend,’ Therdchai, 72, said of Mosha before receiving her latest leg. ‘She would have died’.
Mosha, who weighed only 600 kg when she was given her first artificial limb, now weighs over 2,000 kg.
Founded in 1993, the Friends of the Asian Elephant Foundation hospital was the world’s first elephant hospital and currently has 17 patients.
The Thai-Myanmar border is still dotted with landmines left over from clashes between minority rebels and the Myanmar army dating back decades.