Maisam Alahmed, Mosha the Three Legged Elephant, The Solutions Journal, Volume 6, Issue 2, March 2015, Pages 10 (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/mosha-the-three-legged-elephant/) Abstract: Landmines are an old weapon that were used heavily in WWII and continue to pose a threat today in many developing countries. In Cambodia, landmines have claimed more than 64,000 casualties since 1979. Humans are not the only casualties. Landmines in the outskirts of Cambodia along the Thai borders claim the lives of wild animals as well. One of these animals was seven-month-old Mosha, a young female Asian elephant. In 2007, Mosha stepped on a landmine near the Cambodian border, causing her to lose her front right leg. She was immediately transported to the Friends of the Asian Elephant Hospital in Thailand. Upon her arrival, veterinarians feared for her life as she refused food, was antisocial with other elephants, and showed signs of depression. Dr. Therdchai Jivacate, who runs a foundation for human amputees, was interested in Mosha's case. His foundation had made prosthetic limbs for over 16,000 people at the time but had never fitted one for an elephant before. With … Topics: Biodiversity; Conservation