The lucky duck from Wisconsin, USA, received a “second walk of life,” after a teacher and his students made him feet using a 3D printer.
Animal lover, Vicki-Rabe Harrison, rescued the bird after he lost his feet to frostbite.
Unsure whether to keep him or have be put down, her son Robbie decided to take action, reaching out to a middle school technology teacher who owned a 3D printer.
Robbie saw came across teacher Jason Jischke’s video online about his 3D printer and contacted him to see if he could be of any help.
At first Jischke thought it was a joke but soon after agreed to take on the duck feet project.
He even got his students to help him design the duck’s new orange shoes, which are made from a material called Ninjaflex.
After weeks of trial and error, Phillip was fitted with his new feet and took to them like a duck to water.
His next steps will take him to a bird sanctuary where he will get the chance to adjust to his brand new feet and waddle.