Elephants with prosthetic legs

Would it surpise you that there are more than one elephant in the world that has an artifical (AKA prosthetic) leg? I was surprised. So far I found 2 of them. Since I a leary of still photos of the subjects I found videos of them.

The first 2 videos are of Mosha, an elephant who stepped on a land mine at a young age and lost the lower portion of its front leg. A prosthetic leg was made. The first video shows Mosha when young and the second video shows how the leg was made and fitted for Mosha.

Next up is Chlouk, an elephant who lost a foot to a snare. He is now a full grown bull elephant who is out living in the semi-wild.


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