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Phoenix alligator gets prosthetic tail

Last Updated: Monday, March 11, 2013 - 17:58

London: An alligator has become the first in the world to be given a prosthetic tail.
Nine-year-old Mr Stubbs could not direct his swimming after his back end was bitten off by another `gator.
But the Herpetological Society in Phoenix, US, spent thousands of pounds on a high-tech latex and silicon tail, made with a mould from a similar sized reptile and Mr Stubbs` stump, the Sun reported.

Experts say Mr Stubbs , who is manoeuvring and diving like a normal alligator, will need 40 replacement tails in his 60-year lifespan.


First Published: Monday, March 11, 2013 - 17:58
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