A young man in southeastern Turkey's Mardin province treated an eagle missing its claws by equipping it with a 3D-printed foot.
A resident of Derik village, 23-year-old Hasan Kızıl has been dubbed as "the life repairer" by locals for crafting walkers and prosthetic limbs for injured animals through makeshift means.
The eagle was brought to him by a child after being found in an exhausted state. After examining the eagle, Kızıl realized it was missing claws on one foot.
According to Kızıl, the eagle lost its claws to an electric fence and therefore was unable to fly.
"Eagles take off with support from their feet and the eagle was not able to fly as it couldn't take off without a foot," he said.
After meticulous calculations and modeling, Kızıl managed to create a prosthetic limb for the eagle by using a 3D printer. Soon after receiving its 3D-printed limb, the eagle attempted to take off and succeeded after several tries.
Kızıl said that he's treated around 300 disabled animals for free so far and that he was happy to save the eagle.
Kızıl was the recipient of a Benevolence Award by Turkey's Presidency of Religious Affairs in March, for his efforts toward treating disabled animals. The award was given to him by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Please click to read our informative text prepared pursuant to the Law on the Protection of Personal Data No. 6698 and to get information about the cookies used on our website in accordance with the relevant legislation.
6698 sayılı Kişisel Verilerin Korunması Kanunu uyarınca hazırlanmış aydınlatma metnimizi okumak ve sitemizde ilgili mevzuata uygun olarak kullanılan çerezlerle ilgili bilgi almak için lütfen tıklayınız.