Thanks to developments in 3D printing technology, Beauty the Bald Eagle has a new beak and a new lease on life. The bird, who was shot in the face by a poacher in 2005, was rescued by Jane Fink Cantwell of .  Thanks to Nate Calvin of , Beauty can use her new polymer prosthetic to feed herself, preen, and drink.

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Working with Nate Calvin from the Boise tech company, Kinetic Engineering Group (KEG), Birds of Prey Northwest has helped to restore a classic American symbol to her former glory.  Using the 3D CAD software, , KEG was able to model the new beak with the input of a number of wildlife experts. 

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