An Asian elephant in Cambodia has moved online viewers after footage of him receiving a new prosthetic limb went viral on social media.
The video was shared by British TV show presenter and wildlife photographer Cameron Whitnall on TikTok and has been viewed over 3.7 million times.
“Chhouk [the elephant] was found in 2007, at less than a year old, wandering alone in the forest in northeast Cambodia,” Whitnall told Newsweek. “He had not only lost his foot to a poacher’s snare, but he was also gravely ill from the infected wound and severely malnourished.”
In full: https://www.newsweek.com/elephant-lost-foot-snare-trap-receives-prosthetic-touching-video-1798363