HERE is an elephant who probably won’t forget the help he needed to walk again after losing a limb.
11-year-old Chhouk had his foot amputated after being caught in a sling.
Now he can walk, run and swim with a prosthesis made in Cambodia from recycled rubber.
Benefactor Cam Whitnall, 27, from Broxbourne, Herts, said: “He has a great life now.”
“It’s a really special moment to see what we’re receiving and helping, not just Chhouk, but around the world. Helping animals is the best feeling in the world.
“The care he is receiving is outstanding and he is having a great life now. There is no better feeling.”
Every six months, Cam and Paradise Wildlife Park fund a new prosthetic foot for Chhouk, which is made at a university in Cambodia.
They have been providing the elephant with prostheses for five years.
He said: “Because it’s still growing, it often needs to be replaced and we’ve made payments to cover that.”
“They are made from recycled rubber and have Velcro to tie them on.
“They weigh around 20kg and we actually got them to send one and it’s currently in my office.
“The funding costs us around £1,200 a year.
“You use chucks and a clip mechanism to get him to turn and adjust his body, and then you can examine him thoroughly to make sure there aren’t any problems.”