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Bionic Wildlife: 3D Printing Technology Gives Animals A Second Chance

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Each of these animals survived horrific injuries and were left without the means to eat, drink, or walk. Thankfully, dedicated caretakers and 3D printing technology have provided them with the means to start new lives with cutting-edge prosthetics. Scroll down to check out these amazing creatures!
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Beauty, the bald eagle

This beautiful bald eagle was shot in the face by a hunter when she was six years old. Her beak was completely destroyed and she was left to starve in the woods. Thankfully, someone found her and immediately transferred her to a wildlife rehabilitation center.
Despite many experts telling her to euthanize Beauty, Birds of Prey Northwest medic Jane Cantwell knew something could be done. She teamed up with 3D printing engineers, wildlife experts, and a Dentist to develop this Solidworks nylon polymer beak.Lola, the sea turtle
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Lola lost her flipper a decade ago when she became severely entangled in fishing line. Knowing this, students at Worcester Polytechnic Institute assisted with the development of a prosthetic flipper in hopes of helping her and other injured sea turtles in the future. Using 3D printing, the students created the first ever “hydrodynamic biomimetic” flipper.


Lola is now able to swim and feed normally, and remains an ambassador for her species at the Key West Aquarium. Kemp’s ridley sea turtles are the rarest sea turtles on the planet, and are critically endangered; only about 1,000 nesting females remain.Winter, the dolphin
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Winter, a bottlenose dolphin, was found stranded in a lagoon near Cape Canaveral, Florida. At only two months of age, she had become wrapped in a crab trap line which cut off circulation to her tail flukes. The rescue team at Clearwater Marine Aquarium tried to heal her flukes but despite their best efforts, the tissue could not be saved.
Though she does quite well without the use of her flukes (swimming side to side like a shark), this unnatural movement puts stress on her spine. Knowing this, a team of experts came together to develop a silicone and plastic tail for her. With it, she swims much more comfortably

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