Bullying is a major problem in society, but as it turns out, it’s not just limited to humans. Animals are just as capable of rejecting and mocking their peers for their differences in the cruelest ways imaginable.
That’s what happened to Huizai (Chinese for “Grey Boy”), a parrot living in the Nanjing Hongshan Forest Zoo in Jiangsu, China. After a fight with another parrot, Huizai’s beak started to crack and eventually fell off, resulting in severe bullying from the other parrots. But Huizai’s keepers just weren’t going to let that happen.
According to Chen Wei, one of Huizai’s keepers, a parrot’s beak is “very important to a parrot’s appearance.”
They used another parrot with the same health status and in the same species as Huizai for reference.
Who would have thought that just a simple 3D-printed object could save a parrot’s life? Surely Huizai is more than happy to have his beak—and his friends—back!
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