Layla the Rhino’s Surgery Goes Smoothly Thanks to Some Help from 3D Printing

Layla, a seven-year-old, 2,300-pound black rhino at Brookfield Zoo in Chicago, hasn’t been feeling so well lately. Anyone who has ever suffered from an impacted molar, like Layla has been,…

Using 3D Printing Technology to Save the Animals in 2017

As we prepare to usher 2017 out and welcome 2018 in, we’ve been reflecting on all of the ways that 3D printing technology has been used to make a difference,…

Keeping Baby Tortoises Safe with 3D Printing: Update on 3D Printed ‘Techno-Tortoise’ Shells

You may remember, from last fall, seeing a 3D printable birdhouse that was resistant to predators, thanks to its durable, double-shell design and high entrance to keep chicks inside. There…

Beauty and the Beak: Nonfiction Children’s Book Tells the Story of First Bald Eagle to Receive a 3D Printed Prosthetic Beak

I have always been an animal lover. In addition to the cat I had growing up, I had a myriad of caged pets as well – a hamster, fish, parakeets,…

3D Printable Pangolin Set to Raise Awareness of This Endangered Creature

We’ve shared several of the unique designs that can be found on the 3D printable file sharing platform Cults 3D, a French marketplace founded in 2013 and dedicated to sharing…

Middle School Robotics Team Uses 3D Printing to Help Restore Kentucky’s Bat Population

Have you ever found an animal utterly fascinating, while also being slightly creeped out by it? I feel this way about snakes – I think they are really interesting animals,…

If Only: Even 3D Printing Can’t Replace Endangered Animals

Most of us know that guilt-ridden feeling of forgetting the plight of endangered animals, many preyed on by humans due to greed, as we go about enjoying our homes, families,…


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