The ZooAve Rescue Center in Costa Rica is the largest wildlife sanctuary in Latin America. The rehabilitation center staff never know what animals might come through their front doors each day and what condition they may be in.
A Sanctuary for Animals
The victim of extreme animal cruelty, Grecia the toucan arrived at the ZooAve Rescue Center without the top half of its beak. As his caregivers work to find a solution, they admire Grecia's bravery throughout his ordeal.
One Brave Toucan
A team of dentists, designers, & 3D printing experts work together to create a printed beak for an injured toucan. Unlike most 3D printed objects, this new beak will have to be made so the toucan can accept it as a new appendage.
Creating Grecia's New Beak
Grecia is no ordinary toucan. Here are four things you didn't know about this famous bird.
Four Things You Didn't Know About Grecia
The ZooAve Rescue Center in Costa Rica is the largest wildlife sanctuary and rehabilitation center in Latin America. They admit more than 2,500 birds, mammals, and reptiles each year.
Welcome to the ZooAve Rescue Center
Yadira Pintor from the Costa Rican Association for Animal Welfare takes care of animals whose habitat has been threatened by increasing urban development, from coatis to iguanas.
A Rescuer of Animals
Grecia the toucan continues to adapt to using his new 3D printed beak.
Adapting to a New Beak
Grecia may be a happy toucan now, but one year ago he arrived at the ZooAve Rescue Center in Costa Rica in pretty bad shape.
Meet Grecia the Toucan
Costa Rica has 6 species of toucans, all vulnerable to mistreatment at the hands of humans. At ZooAve Animal Rescue, these animals find a new home.