Happy Place: Elephant Gets Prosthetic Leg

Read the tale of Mosha, an elephant that lost a leg to a landmine, and her new awesome fake limb. Warm fuzzies guaranteed.

By p.k. lo
|  Monday, Jun 15, 2009  |  Updated 11:34 AM PDT
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A seven-month-old elephant in Thailand named Mosha was just hanging out, adorably blowing water out her trunk and batting her gigantic eyelashes at passersby, when the poor thing stepped on a landmine and lost part of her leg. Since the accident, the folks at the Friends of the Asian Elephant hospital in Lampang have been hard at work on a solution and now, Mosha is the proud owner of a prosthetic limb.

We heard about it via Guanabee, where there's also some crazy cute video of Mosha trying out her new leg.

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