Friends of the Asian Elephant (FAE) is the World’s and Southeast Asia’s First Elephant Hospital. Located in the MaeYao National Reserve of Lampang, Thailand, FAE is a 200-acre, non-governmental organization that provides free care to the elephants at the hospital and free room and board for their mahouts (keepers) during the elephant’s stay.

Since opening in 1993, FAE has treated nearly 4,000 Asian Elephants for everything from illnesses, difficult pregnancies, knife wounds, gunshot wounds, car accidents, logging accidents and land mines. 

Two of the most famous cases are Mosha and Motala. These elephants survived severe injuries from stepping on buried landlines leftover from conflicts in the region. Both elephants have been fitted with innovative prosthetic legs that allow them to live reasonably normal lives.

According to en.wikipedia