First 3D-printed tortoise shell
'Animal Avengers'
Fred first
Brazil ()

The first 3D-printed tortoise shell belongs to Fred the tortoise (Brazil), created by 'Animal Avengers' in 2016.

Fred was badly injured in a forest fire, lived through two bouts of pneumonia and 45 days without food, before being found by the 'Animal Avengers' volunteer group. They named the reptile Fred as it resembled horror-movie character Freddy Krueger.

Fred had lost about 85% of her shell and a corn-based plastic replacement was printed to replace the missing parts.