Mosha (which means Star in the Karin language) is a 3-year old Asian Elephant at the Friends of the Asian Elephant (FAE) Elephant Hospital.

When she was 7-months old, Mosha stepped on a landmine along the Thai-Burma border. Her owner donated her to FAE, where Soraida Salwala and her staff could rehabilitate and care for her.


Image provided by Jody's Jungle

When we first met Mosha in 2007, she was a curious 2-year old, who wobbled on three legs.


Image provided by Jody's Jungle

When we returned in August 2009, Producer/Director Windy Borman filmed Mosha receiving a prosthetic limb from the Prostheses Foundation for the documentary, The Eyes of Thailand.

Mosha and Windy greet each other.

Mosha and Windy reunite in August 2009.

On December 22, 2009, the Prostheses Foundation visited Mosha and made a mold of her leg to create her fourth prosthesis, which they will present to her on January 2, 2010 as a New Year present.

Prostheses Foundation staff take a mold of Mosha's leg.

Prostheses Foundation staff take a mold of Mosha's leg.

As a permanent resident of FAE, Mosha will continue to receive prosthetic limbs throughout her lifetime, which can be as long as 60-80 years.

-Windy Borman

Producer, Writer and Director, The Eyes of Thailand

P.S. The Eyes of Thailand is currently accepting donations to edit and distribute the film in 2010.  You can make a tax-deductible donation through the film’s fiscal sponsor, the San Francisco Film Society, by clicking here. Thank you for your support!