8th grade class creates a new leg for a pet duck!

posted by Kelly Nash - 

A duck in Arkansas is getting a new lease on life thanks to some smart students at Armorel Middle School. Peg the duck only has been getting by with only one leg, but the eighth-grade science students used a 3D printer to create a prosthetic for him.

Peg’s owner, Patsy Smith, says that she found Peg shortly after he hatched and a turtle had chewed off his foot. She was searching for a way to help Peg, an eight-month-old Indian runner duck, and when the students heard about it, they were happy to help.

Alicia Bell, director of the school’s environmental and spatial technology lab, says it took around 30 tries for three students to build the best leg for Peg. But they got it right and now Smith says he runs and walks like a normal duck.

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