7-Year Old Landmine Survivor
Mosha, which means "star" in the Karin language, is a 7-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 Thailand-Myanmar border. When we first met Mosha in 2007, she was a curious 2-year old, who wobbled on three legs. When we returned to FAE in August 2009, Producer/Director Windy Borman filmed Mosha receiving a prosthetic limb from the Prostheses Foundation
. 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.
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Mosha & Palahdee relax on her mat at FAE. (Photo credit: Michael Wysocki).