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    Default Elephant has jumbo-sized prosthetic leg

    Raising her trunk, three-legged Mosha salutes her new prosthetic limb, which means she can get back on the jungle trail.
    The young Asian elephant lost her right front leg after stepping on a landmine aged only seven months old.

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    Mosha shows off her right stump in 2006 (L) after she arrives at the FAE Elephant Hospital in Thailand and tries out her new leg (R) in 2009

    Close to death, she was rescued and brought to the Friends of the Asian Elephant hospital in Lampang, Thailand, where she became the first elephant in the world to be fitted with a prosthetic leg in 2007.
    Now aged three, Mosha is growing at such a rate she has now been fitted with a second prosthetic leg.
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    Mosha has her prosthetic leg fitted at the FAE Elephant Hospital in Thailand

    Her home in the tropical jungle of northern Thailand, near the Cambodian border, is an orphanage for elephants.
    The gentle giants are the new symbol of the fight against the banned weapons.
    Thousands of Thais have been injured and killed due to landmines, with a recent survey estimating there are about 100 new mine casualties each year.
    Mosha is a resident of the Friends of the Asian Elephant hospital in Lampang, Thailand.

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    Landmine victim Mosha is back on the jungle trail again thanks to her jumbo-sized prosthetic leg | Mail Online

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    Wow, that's really cool

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    That's awesome.

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    Oh, how wonderful.....I love that she's doing well.

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    Sweet I hope she lives a long life.

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    oh, this makes me want to cry. i love hearing stuff like this!
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    Aww...how cute. Though I admit, before clicking to find out what it was that elephant had that was jumbo sized, prosthetic leg was the last thing I would have guessed.
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    How wonderful. I am just glad she survived the mine in the first place.

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