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Last Updated: Sunday August 16 2009 13:52 GMT

In pics: Injured elephant gets false leg

Motola putting her best foot forward with her new false leg

An elephant in Thailand who had to have her foot amputated after stepping on a land-mine is learning to put her best foot forward again with the help of a new false leg.

Motola the injured elephant

Motola, who's 48 years old, made headlines around the world when she was injured 10 years ago, while working at a logging camp near the border with Burma.

Motola having her new false leg fitted

Thailand's borders with Burma and Cambodia are littered with unexploded landmines, which injure lots of elephants who work in nearby forests.

Men working on Motola's false leg

Now experts who usually create artificial limbs for humans have made Motola her own made-to-measure false leg.

Motola having her new false leg fitted

It's a big improvement on the canvas shoe filled with sawdust, that Motola's been using for the past four years.

Motola putting her best foot forward with her new false leg

Motola's not the only elephant at the Friends of the Asian Elephant hospital to have been fitted with a false leg.

Mosha the elephant

Three-year-old Mosha, who lost part of her right front leg when she was just seven months old, has already outgrown three false legs because she's growing so fast!