Max, the macaw, gets a new 3D-printed beak

Professor Gerhard Steenkamp, a veterinary specialist in dentistry and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Pretoria's Faculty of Veterinary Science, has given Max a new 3D-printed beak.

Max, the macaw, with his new beak after surgery


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