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Elephant Gets State-Of-The-Art Prosthetic Leg

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Elephant with prothesis

Motala is a 48-year-old elephant who lives in Thailand. She was a former working elephant whose job was to move large trees.

In a sad turn of events, while searching for food in the forest on her lunch break, she stepped on a land mine left over from the Burmese-Thai war.

Her left front foot and most of her leg was blown off.

After saving her life by amputating her leg, she was fitted with a temporary prosthesis to re-learn how to walk.

Now her new, permanent prosthetic leg is in place and she’s reportedly taking to it well.

We’re sure she’ll “never forget” the kindness of her owners.

[Image via WENN.]

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