Team Of Experts Works Tirelessly To Give An Eagle A Brand New Beak

Beauty the bald eagle was shot in the face by a poacher in 2005, damaging her beak so badly she was on track to be euthanized. But scientists, engineers, and even a dentist designed a nylon polymer beak using a 3-D modeling program that would perfectly replace her lost upper mandible. After a 3-D printer was used to fabricate the prosthetic (and after an arduous procedure to attach it), Beauty is now able to eat, drink, and preen herself again.

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