Dying Tortoise is Saved After Receiving The World’s First 3D Printed Shell

Freddy the tortoise was injured after getting caught in a brush fired in Brazil. His chances of surviving were very small.


However, thanks to a group of surgeons known as “The Animal Avengers,” Freddy got a second chance at life after receiving the world’s first 3D Printed Shell. 


The team is comprised of four veterinarians, one dental surgeon and a 3D designer.


“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

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Moraes constructed the shell based on various images he took of Freddy. 


After printing the shell, the team painted the shell for a natural look.


Here’s the final product.


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