Monday, November 22, 2010

Penguin Gets Prosthetic Beak

Five month-old Tungo was found on a beach in Rio de Janeiro with a shattered bill that had been damaged by a boat propeller. Discovering that he was unable to eat, vets at Rio de Janeiro zoo built him a brand-new acrylic beak, shaped from a broken piece of the original. This is the first operation of its type on a penguin in Latin America. Source via Neatorama

1 comment:

Doris Sturm said...

That's uplifting to read. Thanks for sharing this positive article with us. I really needed to hear something good.

Have a great week!