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.
Eagle Gets Printed Beak
September 14, 2012 by Thomas L. McDonald
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