When Freddy the tortoise was caught in a bush fire in Brazil, his chances of survival were slim. But thanks to a group of pioneering surgeons known as The Animal Avengers, Freddy not only survived his ordeal – he is also now the proud owner of the world’s first 3D printed shell!
Freddie the tortoise is lucky to be alive after getting burned in a bush fire
His shell was badly damaged so a group of volunteers made him a new one…with a 3D printer!
The group call themselves The Animal Avengers, and as you can see, their skills are superhuman
The new shell fitted Freddy perfectly but it needed a little color
So the team hand-painted it to look as natural as possible
It looks just as good as the real thing!
The Animal Avengers assemble includes four vets, one dental surgeon and a 3D designer
Watch Freddy in action here: