In South America a toucan was bought into an animal shelter with a snapped off top part of the beak. It was found near a town called Grecia, and it was believed kids did it to the bird.

People got to work creating a new top part of the beak for the bird using 3D printing that slides on to the broken part. The bird did not sing but when fitted with the new beak started making song again.

Preening itself now, it acts in a perfectly normal way and it is believes the toucan may be female and the search for a mate is on for the bird.

Finding a new home at a zoo in a specially built aviary the bird has become a symbol of animal rights in Costa Rica and continues to live a happy life like the little battler she is. Grecia the toucan.