March 16, 2010–Last week we reported the Prostheses Foundation built Motala, an elephant landmine survivor at the Friends of the Asian Elephant (FAE) Elephant Hospital, a new prosthetic limb. On March 13, 2010 (Thailand’s National Elephant Day), the Prostheses Foundation also adjusted Baby Mosha‘s prosthetic limb.
Mosha, which means “star” in the Karin language, is a 3-year old Asian Elephant at FAE’s Elephant Hospital. When she was 7-months old, Mosha stepped on a landmine along the Thailand-Myanmar border.
We first met Mosha in 2007 when she was a curious 2-year old, who wobbled on three legs. When we returned to FAE in August 2009, Director/Producer Windy Borman filmed Mosha receiving her third prosthesis for the feature-length documentary The Eyes of Thailand.
As a permanent resident of FAE, Mosha will receive prosthetic limbs throughout her lifetime, which can be as long as 60-80 years.
Director & Producer, The Eyes of Thailand