VIDEO: Disfigured toucan awaits 3-D printed beak

August 8, 2015
1 Comments

Even today, Grecia the toucan is sociable and energetic. This is shocking, considering a group of assailants beat and mangled the toucan last January, permanently disfiguring him.

But thanks to animal sanctuary Zoo Ave and a team of engineers, Grecia could receive a prosthetic beak. Whatever the outcome, Grecia has sparked outrage and hope around the world. This is his story.

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

A new airline takes off in Costa Rica: Meet Skyway
Airlines
1362 views
Airlines
1362 views

A new airline takes off in Costa Rica: Meet Skyway

The Tico Times - November 16, 2018

A new airline takes to the skies today in Costa Rica – Skyway, which now connects some of the country’s…

Off the eaten path: The Escazú Farmers Market
Off the eaten path
787 views
Off the eaten path
787 views

Off the eaten path: The Escazú Farmers Market

William Ayre - November 16, 2018

This week, I will not highlight a restaurant, but rather an assortment of different and delicious street foods, which at…

The Tico Times Circulation Department and a lost newspaper way of life
Throwback Thursday
2430 views
Throwback Thursday
2430 views

The Tico Times Circulation Department and a lost newspaper way of life

Dery Dyer - November 15, 2018

When The Tico Times celebrated our 60th Anniversary in 2016, our former Editor and Publisher Dery Dyer, daughter of Tico Times Founder…