Her front left leg was so badly obliterated by the land mine that she had to be amputated below the knee. Luckily, Soraida Salwala (pictured right) and the people at FAE (Friends of the Asian Elephant), the world's first Elephant hospital, dedicated the next ten years of their lives to helping Motala.
Motala was the first elephant landmine survivor that Soraida and the FAE Hospital had ever seen. There wasn't any elephant prosthesis technology available at the time, so it would take until 2006 for the elephant to receive her first artificial leg and until 2009 for Motala to receive her first permanently attached prosthetic.
If you want to make a difference in the lives of landmine stricken elephants, consider making a donation to MAG (Mines Advisory Group). They clear landmines and support affected communities in over 40 countries across the world.