Meet Mosha, the elephant with a prosthetic leg

Mosha, a 3-year-old elephant, is helped to walk by its keepers after putting on an artificial leg at the Elephant Hospital in Lampang province, northern Thailand in 2009. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

Prosthetic limbs aren't just for people. They can be for elephants, too.

Mosha the elephant, a permanent resident of the hospital run by the Friends of the Asian Elephant foundation in Thailand, is the first elephant ever to receive an effective and functional prosthetic leg.

Mosha was just 7 months old when she lost her leg to a landmine on the Burmese border, according to the FAE's website.

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