Prosthetic tail provides alligator second chance at normal life

An alligator is getting a second opportunity for a regular reptilian life thanks to a new prosthetic tail. The Phoenix Herpetological Society and the CORE Institute, an orthopedic care facility in Phoenix, teamed up to create the silicone rubber tail. "I knew we could give him a better quality of life," said anatomy professor Justin Georgi. "With a tail, he could walk and swim more naturally, reducing wear and tear on his joints."

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