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9 inspiring animals that use prosthetics

By: Bryan Nelson on Dec. 15, 2010, 11 a.m.
Beauty the bald eagle with her prosthetic beak

Photo: Young Kwak/AP

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Beauty the bald eagle

This bald eagle named Beauty was fitted with a remarkably life-like prosthetic beak. More than 5 years ago, she narrowly escaped a poacher after a bullet shattered her beak.

Until the prosthetic was attached, Beauty relied on human handlers to feed her, but thanks to the new beak she can again grasp her own food.