Injured Tortoise Gets 3D-Printed Shell

Last year, Freddy the tortoise was found along a roadside in Brazil with a shell that had been badly burned in a fire. But she got a new chance at life thanks to the Animal Avengers, a rescue group that includes a 3D designer, four veterinarians and a dental surgeon. Using photos of Freddy and a healthy tortoise, the designer was able to print a custom prosthetic shell that was then surgically attached to the animal. It was then hand-painted by an artist to blend in with nature. — Read it at ABC News


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