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Burn Victim Tortoise Gets 3D Printed Shell

Posted by Hoob on May 23rd, 2016
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I’m not sure which turtle post is cooler today, This one or the one about the new action figures based off the classic TMNT video game.

When a turtle is burned so badly in a fire that its rescuers name it “Freddy,” you usually don’t expect the story to have this kind of happy ending. However, that’s exactly what happened with Freddy the Turtle when he was pulled from ashes of a brush fire in Brazil.

“Freddy was the first tortoise in the world to receive a fully rebuilt hull and the first creature that we, as a newly formed group of animal rescuers, decided to help,” said Designer Cicero Moraes, a member of the volunteer group based in Sao Paulo. He designed the shell by reconstructing a 3D computer image based on various pictures he took of Freddy. He then sent the design to Dr Paulo Miamoto, a dental surgeon, who turned the design into reality with the use of a 3D printer.

Check out this before and after:

Source: Geekologie

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