Penguin Got 3D Printed Shoe

29.07.2016

She-penguin named Peps, the inhabitant of the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut (USA), got a 3D printed «shoe». It wil help the limping bird to walk normally.

Peps was injured 5 years ago in a clash with another penguin. She suffered from pain while walking because of torn tendon. Aquarium specialists tried to make an othopedic shoe for the bird, but it required constant replacement. The 3D prinded device, in development of which local school students took part, became an alternative. Now Peps can forget about discomfort.