A permanent replacement limb was placed on Saturday for an elephant who stepped on a land mine ten years ago. As a result of her injury, Motola came to represent the predicament of today’s elephants, and she received support and donations from all over the world. The 48-year-old pachyderm’s broken left front leg was being cast by specialists in Thailand for a plastic prosthetic limb that would be installed later on Saturday.
She might accept the new limb, I hope. It would be fantastic to see Motola and Baby Mosha strolling side by side, declared Soraida Salwala, secretary general of the non-governmental organization Friends of the Asian Elephant.