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Making the world's first prosthetic leg for an elephant

Mosha is the first elephant in the world to have a prosthetic leg. She lost her leg after stepping on a landmine on the Thai-Myanmar border, but an orthopaedic surgeon called Dr Therdchai Jivacate came to the rescue and created a prosthetic leg for her. For Outlook, reporter Aurora Almendral went to meet them.

Image: Mosha the elephant with her prosthetic leg.
Credit: Aurora Almendra

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