Eagle Gets Printed Beak

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One for the “just plain cool” files, from Grist via io9. Beauty the bald eagle was shot in the face, which left her looking like she was wearing a duck mask, and also unable to eat on her own. She now has a brand-new 3D-printed nylon polymer beak that will allow her to clean and feed herself. She still cannot be released into the wild, but at least she can care for herself a little better.

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  • http://bigpulpit.com/ Tito Edwards

    That is a great story, thanks for sharing it with us Tom.

  • Linda

    As someone who has been caring for an injured crow for some years – feeding him, and looking out for him, this story is very inspiring!

  • Tim

    @1:26 – “literally breaking new ground”… smh…


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