The Story of Chhouk, the Baby Elephant With a Prosthetic Foot

The Green Report

This orphaned baby elephant was found wandering the forests of Cambodia in 2007, having somehow lost his leg (most likely to a poacher's trap). Since then, conservationists at the Wildlife Alliance have built Chhouk a prosthetic leg each year, giving him a "new lease on life." 

The filmmaker, David P. Alexander, documents the Wildlife Alliance's conservation efforts in Cambodia and shares some of his experiences in an interview with The Atlantic.

For more of David P. Alexander's videos, go to cargocollective.com/?davidalexander.

Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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