Propeller-Injured Penguin Gets a Prosthetic Beak in Brazil

 - Nov 25, 2010
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A baby penguin received a prosthetic beak after its natural beak was shattered by a boat propeller near Rio de Janeiro. The five-month-old couldn't eat and would have died if the doctors had not intervened.

Now that he has a prosthetic beak, doctors expect the little penguin to make a full recovery. He will travel to California for rehabilitation at a breeding center. The prosthetic beak procedure was the first of its kind in Brazil.