WATCH: Elephant hurt in land mine explosion gets new prosthetic leg

This is Mosha’s ninth prosthetic as she grew bigger and stronger

Mosha, elephant, prosthetic leg, Thailand, Friends of the Asian Elephant

Image: Facebook/Friends of the Asian Elephant Foundation

An elephant named Mosha looked happy when she tested her new prosthetic leg last month.

She lost her leg in a land mine explosion when she was under a year old.

This is her ninth prosthetic leg as she grew bigger and stronger since the initial accident 10 years ago.

 
Image: Facebook/Friends of the Asian Elephant Foundation

She lives with Friends of the Asian Elephant Foundation in Lampang, Thailand - along with fellow land mine victim Motola, a 56-year-old elephant who also got a new prosthetic leg.

The new prosthetics will keep weight off the elephants’ other limbs.

Mosha weighs more than 4,000 lb, and her prosthetic is made of thermoplastic, steel, and elastomer.