There’s an elephant hospital in Thailand that often treats elephants for injuries due to landmines. They’ve been successful in fitting some of them with life-saving prosthetic legs. Unfortunately, after being treated many of these elephants go “back to work” in a country where more than 90% of elephants are privately owned. Environmentalists often use them for brutal logging jobs because it’s better for the environment.
Trying out the new leg.
Most of the information on their website can be translated automatically in your browser.
There are more photos in a 2011 article on the hospital.
A film has been made about the hospital called Eyes of Thailand.
You can see one of the hospital’s residents talking to a friend on the phone in the video below.