Tieta, Brazilian Toucan Gets a New 3D Printed Beak
Tieta, Brazilian Toucan Gets a New 3D Printed Beak: Toucans are all known for their beaks, making it an essential part of their identity. However, there was a toucan named Tieta which has big problems and she didn’t have half of her upper beak. But, thanks to the Brazilian’s resourceful researchers, Tieta has got a new beak through the 3D printing technology.
The federal police found the bird in Rio de Janerio’s animal fair, take it to a free flight institute to get help. The head of the project, Roched Seba, told the TV Globo, CNN’s affiliate that Tieta wasn’t treated well by the traffickers of wildlife.
According to Seba, Tieta would have dependant on someone to feed her every day without having her beak’s front part.
The Brazilian researchers consumed a couple of months for perfecting the faux beak, creating 4 different versions. After the beak was attached back, Tieta took just 3 more days in learning how to use it.
However, she hasn’t been released into the wild as she still requires a close checkup, but with her beak back, she would get her life back.
This new life of Tieta can be a sanctuary for people to learn from as the Brazilian Institute of Renewable Natural Resources and Environment would make the final decision.