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Elephant Gets Prosthetic Leg 10 Years After Landmine Injury (VIDEO)

First Posted: 09/18/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:50 PM ET

An elephant in Thailand is walking again after receiving a new prosthetic leg.

Motala lost her leg after a landmine explosion ten years ago. Motala's new leg was created using plastic, an iron bar and a rubber foot.

ITN News reports on the Indian elephant's first steps:

It took the elephant around ten minutes to take her first step, and an hour to complete a 30 metre track as she hesitated to put all of her weight her new limb.



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