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Freddy the tortoise receives a 3D printed shell, which helps it integrate into the wild after being injured by a fire

Things were looking grim for tortoise Freddy when he was caught in a bush fire in Brazil. Thankfully a group of tech savvy surgeons called The Animal Avengers assembled to his rescue and gave Freddy a second chance in the form of an awesome 3D printed shell.

“Freddy was the first tortoise in the world to receive a fully rebuilt hull and the first creature that we, as a newly formed group of animal rescuers, decided to help,” said the designer Cicero Moraes. He managed to recreate a 3D version of a former shell looking only at Freddy’s pictures. The design was sent to a dental surgeon, Dr. Paulo Miamoto, who then 3D printed the actual shell.

Awesome news for Freddy, and a glimpse into the promising future for the rest of us.

Freddie the tortoise is lucky to be alive after getting burned in a bush fire

His shell was badly damaged sσ 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

Sσ 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

The real Avengers are nothing compared to this superhero team!