Albino Alligator Gets Acupuncture

Bino, the albino alligator, receives acupuncture treatments weekly in Brazil for his scoliosis pain. At eight years old, he couldn't move his legs and his tail no longer swished. "The acupuncture will ... alleviate his pain and keep all his vital functions going," a biologist at the Sao Paulo aquarium said. Acupuncture on animals isn't all that weird. According to the executive director of the Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture, "There are many zoo veterinarians who use acupuncture, a number of equine practitioners who treat race horses with acupuncture, it's proven to be a useful treatment."