Arkansas eighth-graders used a 3-D printer to build a prosthetic leg for a duck, The Associated Press reported.
Patsy Smith found 8-month-old Peg the duck without a foot shortly after he hatched. She told KAIT that a turtle had apparently chomped on his foot, permanently disfiguring it. The students contacted Smith after hearing she needed help with Peg.
The northeastern Arkansas students developed the leg at Armorel High School's environmental and spatial technology lab, the AP reported.
It took the students 30 tries to get the fit right, but now, Smith said, Peg can walk and run like any other duck, the AP reported.
LUCKY DUCK: A disabled duck gets new lease on life, after Year 8 students design it a prosthetic foot using a 3D printer in US state of Arkansas. Peg the duck now walks and runs like a normal duck, after having his foot bit off by a turtle after he hatched. #TenNews pic.twitter.com/TIobu9tdYC— 10 News First (@10NewsFirst) January 5, 2018