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Toucan Grecia Finally Gets 3D Printed Beak

When Costa Rican toucan Grecia had been brutally attacked by a group of children, part of his upper beak broke off. This injury made it impossible for the bird to feed himself and left him helpless against other predators.

As the story made its way to social media, thousands of people around the world donated money in order for Grecia to get a new, 3D printed beak. It has been over a year now, that the injured bird was brought to the ZooAve rescue center in Alajuela, unable to go back to his natural environment. Following the collaboration of several companies specialised in 3D printing and scanning, Grecia now finally received his 3D printed prosthetic beak.

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