Phoenix alligator gets prosthetic tail

Phoenix alligator gets prosthetic tail 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.