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Alligator receives prosthetic tail

Alligator receives prosthetic tail

13 March, 2013 at 5:04 am 0 comments

Following on from Yu the turtle who received artificial limbs, we have “Mr Stubbs”, the alligator who was rescued by the Phoenix Herpatological Society in Arizona in 2005 after having his tail bitten off. After many months of development Mr Stubbs can now walk and swim again. If you missed it, check out Yu’s story.   […]

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Turtle swims again with prosthetic flippers

Turtle swims again with prosthetic flippers

15 February, 2013 at 3:17 am 1 comment

  Yu, an approximately 25-year-old female loggerhead turtle, has just received her 27th pair of artificial front legs at the Suma Aqualife Park in Kobe. It is thought Yu lost her front legs during a predator attack. Being able to swim only at 60% efficiency, the new flippers are designed to […]

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