Just like people, elephants along the The Thai-Myanmar border step on landmines left over from clashes between ethnic-minority rebels and the Myanmar army dating back decades. When elephants like Mosha and Motola (above) lost limbs it didn’t spell the end of their lives, thanks to the Asian Elephant Foundation in Lampang.
Mosha was just seven months old when she stepped on a landmine along the Thai-Myanmar border 10 years ago.
She was rushed to an elephant hospital run by the Friends of the Asian Elephant Foundation in northern Thailand, where she was fitted for a prosthetic leg .
Thanks to surgeon Therdchai Jivacate, two years later she received a new leg –and a new life. To donate to the only elephant hospital in Asia, here’s the link to the Foundation.