Grecia, in his environment at Zoo Ave
|Species||Ramphastos ambiguus swainsonii|
|Hatched||c. March 2014|
Alajuela Province, Costa Rica
|Nation from||Costa Rica|
|Known for||First toucan prosthetic beak|
Grecia (hatched c. March, 2014) is a chestnut-mandibled toucan widely known as the first toucan to receive a prosthetic 3D printed beak.
Grecia was born in the wild in or around Grecia, one of the Cantons of Costa Rica. The toucan was beaten by youth and its top beak broke off. Government officials transported the bird to animal rescue center Zoo Ave, west of the city of Alajuela. A few 3D printing companies joined efforts to create a prosthetic beak which was successfully attached to Grecia. The bird received its name from the town of Grecia where it was picked up by city officials.
- "Maimed Toucan Set To Receive 3D Printed Beak". http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/maimed-toucan-attacked-youths-set-receive-3d-printed-beak/. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
- Aias, L (11 Aug 2016). "Grecia, the toucan with the prosthetic beak, now receiving visitors". The Tico Times. http://www.ticotimes.net/2016/08/11/grecia-toucan-new-cage.
- Staff Writer (11 February 2015). "Mutilated Costa Rican toucan 'to get prosthetic beak". BBC News. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-31409916. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
Original source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Grecia (toucan). Read more