Penguin Gets Prosthetic Beak



Tungo the penguin was found on a beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil unable to eat because his beak had been shattered, probably by a boat propeller. Veterinarians at the local zoo made him a new acrylic beak, fashioned in the shape of the broken pieces of his old beak. Tungo is recovering nicely and is able to eat. Link (with video) -via Arbroath

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It is just horrible to read that Tungo couldn't eat because of a shattered beak. I mean if human beings were to lose a body part we would have difficulty coping. How much more difficult must it be for a helpless penguin. Thank goodness they fixed its beak.
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There is some incongruity between eating poultry and making a prosthetic beak for a penguin, but I'm glad they fixed his beak anyway.
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