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3D-printed 'beak' saves great hornbill with cancer, ZooTampa says

A “top-tier medical team” appears to have saved the life of a 3-foot-long bird at ZooTampa using an innovative solution: a 3D printer. Caretakers grew worried when Crescent, a 25-year-old great hornbill, developed a lesion at the base of her casque, which is the hollow horn or helmetlike growth found on the top of her head and above the upper part of her bill. Vets suspected it might be squamous cell carcinoma – a skin cancer frequently found in humans that’s often deadly in hornbills. As they suspected, it turned out to be a life-threatening cancerous tumor. For more: https://bit.ly/36Tr54e Subscribe: https://on.wtsp.com/youtube Website: https://www.wtsp.com/ Facebook: https://facebook.com/10TampaBay Twitter: https://twitter.com/10TampaBay
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