er. Sadly, it soon became apparent that she would never be able to be self sufficient and they considered euthanizing her.
However, raptor specialist Jane Cantwell had other ideas. She teamed up with mechanical engineer Nate Calvin as well as several other scientists, engineers and dentists to model a nylon polymer beak that would replace Beauty’s damaged upper mandible. The beak was then printed on a 3-D printer, and attached to Beauty.
Thanks to their hard work and the 3-D printer, Beauty can once again eat, drink and preen herself. Unfortunately, the beak is not secure enough for her to be able to be returned to the wild, but it has meant a whole new lease of life for this magnificent bird.
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