Mr Stubbs the alligator
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'World's first' alligator receives prosthetic tail

12 March 2013 Last updated at 15:01 GMT

An alligator in the US who lost his tail eight years ago has been fitted with an artificial one.

It is hoped that Mr Stubbs - as the reptile is affectionately known - will soon learn to swim normally with the metre-long prosthetic.

Tom Santorelli reports.