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Thai surgeon makes giant prosthetics for injured elephants

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jun 22, 2016 01:05 AM
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by Julie M. Rodriguez last modified Jun 21, 2016

  Therdchai Jivacate is a surgeon and inventor who has made over 20,000 prosthetic legs over the course of his career. Though he started out helping impoverished people and small animals like dogs, cats, and birds, in recent years he's begun tackling a more challenging issue: constructing prosthetics large enough and durable enough to help crippled elephants walk again. He created his first elephant-sized prosthetic after meeting Mosha, a tame two year old elephant who...






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