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Tortoise injured in Amazon fires given 3D printed replacement shell
Image: Animal Avengers

Forest fires not only accelerate global warming, but they also wreak havoc on countless species – even some which might be the last you would expect.

A story has emerged of a tortoise who was the victim of horrific injuries in Brazil thanks to Amazon fires. 

Tortoise injured in Amazon fires given 3D printed replacement shell
Image: Animal Avengers

Freddy was in desperate need of medical attention after he lost his entire shell in bush fires, and luckily scientists used incredible new technology to help him out.

Tortoise injured in Amazon fires given 3D printed replacement shell
Image: Animal Avengers

Freddy was badly burned, but a group of veterinarians, a dental surgeon and a designer decided to take up the challenge of aiding his recovery – forming a group called the Animal Avengers.

They managed to create a new shell for Freddy using 3D printing technology. The project successfully created a perfect fit to protect the tortoise, and a designer even painted the shell to mimic the animal’s beautiful patterns. 

Tortoise injured in Amazon fires given 3D printed replacement shell
Image: Animal Avengers

The shell has given Freddy, who vets initially thought had little chance of survival, a new lease of life.

Tortoise injured in Amazon fires given 3D printed replacement shell
Image: Animal Avengers
Tortoise injured in Amazon fires given 3D printed replacement shell
Image: Animal Avengers

Tortoise injured in Amazon fires given 3D printed replacement shell
Image: Animal Avengers

You can fund the Animal Avengers here.

Amazon fires are started deliberately to clear space for cattle farms. Share this story to show the world the damage the beef industry does to the planet. 

Published by Oli Gross

Oli Gross is a writer and editor at Totally Vegan Buzz. His background is in local newspaper and magazine journalism, and his work has included reporting court cases, celebrity interviews, business analysis, food and drink features and government legislation. Oli’s career and personal ethical values both help shape his reporting of the diverse world of veganism. At Totally Vegan Buzz he specialises in breaking news and features on animal rights activism. Follow him on Twitter @Oli_Gross12

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