Tortoise gets hand-painted 3D printed shell after surviving forest fire


After Freddy the tortoise lost almost all of his shell in a devastating forest fire, veterinarians turned to new technology to help him heal.


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With the help of veterinarians, 3D designers, and a local artist, Freddy the tortoise was able to receive a hand-painted, 3D-printed hull after losing most of her shell in a devastating forest fire.

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Freddy was found after the fire left him with burned forelegs and a damaged hull. Freddy had lost 85 percent of her shell, and over the next months, it continued falling off.

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Cicero Moraes told Inside Edition that his team decided to create the world’s first 3D printed hull for the animal.

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Watch the video to see how this team of animal rescuers in Sao Paulo developed this amazing solution for Freddy.



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