Amputee Duck Walks For the First Time With a New 3D-Printed Foot

Boston.com is reporting that the Feathered Angels Waterfowl Sanctuary in Arlington, Tennessee has fitted Buttercup, an amputee duck who was born with a backwards left foot, with a custom 3D-printed webbed foot made by Dr. Shannon McGee. Buttercup walked for the first time with the new foot on June 30, 2013.

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photos by Buttercup Gets a New High Tech Foot

via Steve Garfield

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