Below is the email I received from Soraida Salwala, the Founder and Director of the Friends of the Asian Elephant (FAE) Elephant Hospital in Lampang, Thailand, regarding Motala, the elephant who receive her first prosthetic on August 16, 2009 after stepping on a landmine 10 years ago:

Motala’s [first] Prosthetic Leg was dented in three places when she lay down  to rest on the ground. The Protheses Foundation made a quick repair to  it and Motala is contented even though she has not put her whole weight  down  yet.

Other elephants are the same and we hope they will recover soon especially Baby Namfon.


Motala's dented prosthetic limb.

Motala's dented prosthetic limb.

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Thank you,

Windy Borman

Producer, Writer and Director, The Eyes of Thailand