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Motola is a 45-year-old female Asian Elephant in Thailand who came to worldwide attention after being injured in 1999 by a landmine while working in a logging camp near the Burmese border.<ref name=guardian>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> The mine mangled the animal's left front foot and leg, and the foot was amputated shortly after the accident. Motola's accident highlighted the dangers of mines that remain from the Burmese insurgency.

After a number of years where Motola was forced to walk on three legs, she was fitted with a prosthetic foot.<ref name=opedge>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref name=bostonglob>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

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