ANIMAL KINGDOM

Elephant Gets Prosthetic Leg

An elephant in Thailand who stepped on a landmine as a baby has been given a sleek new prosthesis. The three year old beast, named Mosha, ambles around an elephant refuge comfortably, feasting on 200 pounds of food a day, according to the BBC. After losing her leg, there was doubt that Mosha would survive; she refused food and was shunned from the herd. But a creative doctor fashioned a leg for her, and she has improved ever since. Her new prosthesis is made of plastic, metal and sawdust. Despite Mosha's unorthodox appearance, her fellow elephants have welcomed her with open... trunks.