Rescued goose who received 3-D printed beak falls in love and becomes a mom
A situation that could have easily spelled disaster for one injured goose was completely flipped around by a team of kind and inventive specialists.
Vitoria the goose was discovered by Brazilian biologist Cristian Negrao earlier this year with her beak almost completely torn off.
Rescue team Animal Avengers suspected she was either attacked by dogs or severely beaten.
At one point, the poor goose couldn't eat and was losing weight rapidly -- researchers even considered putting her down as a last resort to end her misery.
But rather than give up hope, her rescuers sought the help of 3-D designer Cicero Moraes, who saved the day by ingeniously designing the world's first prosthetic 3-D printed beak.
Needless to say, Vitoria was completely transformed.
See photos of Vitoria during and after her procedure:
After Vitoria's successful surgery, she was sent to live with Negrao's non-profit rescue, Amigos do Mar, or Friends of Sea.
That's where Vitoria met Vitorio, a male goose living at the rescue, and the two gradually became love birds.
Although Moraes told InsideEdition.com he anticipated she would never lay eggs, sure enough, Vitoria became a mother of two goslings after her chicks hatched earlier this week!
As proof of Moraes' phenomenal 3-D printing work, Vitoria is able to bathe, waterproof and feed her babies all by herself.