It’s a new year and we all hope it brings good news into the world. Here’s a story of an amazing parrot rescue mission to start off the wholesome news and warm your heart.

In Brazil, a parrot was found with a severely damaged beak that put the bird’s life at risk. Needless to say, a healthy and strong beak is a key to parrots’ quality of life as it plays a major role in eating, climbing, manipulating and crushing objects, and protection.

The hopeless parrot got a second chance at life when professionals at the Planura-based Animal Rehabilitation Center called “Renascer ACN” were able to reconstruct an impressive and fully functioning beak so the bird could survive.

Paulo Roberto Martins Nunziata, the founder of Renascer ACN, told Bored Panda about how they managed to rebuild a perfect beak for this parrot.

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This parrot was rescued with a severely damaged beak in Brazil

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Parrots rely on their beaks in their daily tasks to survive, so the bird’s life was at significant risk

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“This parrot was found in a terrible condition and had totally lost its beak. Together with veterinarian Maria Ângela Panelli Marchió, we rescued it as soon as we found out,” Paulo Roberto Martins Nunziata, who founded Renascer ACN 3 years ago to help all types of animals, told Bored Panda.

Paulo Roberto Martins Nunziata and Dr. Maria Ângela Panelli Marchió from Renascer ACN gave this parrot a second chance at life

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“Dr. Maria Ângela Panelli Marchió helps animals rescued in critical condition and gives them a chance to survive and return to nature. She specializes in animal orthopedics and rehabilitates injured animals with handmade plastic resin prosthesis.”

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They were able to reconstruct a perfect, fully functioning beak prosthesis

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Handmade out of polymethylmethacrylate, this brand new beak would take a chainsaw to remove

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“The process is completely handmade. The material used, polymethylmethacrylate, has a quick hardening (three to five minutes) and is so resistant that it would need a chainsaw to be removed.”

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The parrot has now recovered and is able to carry on with its normal life

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“Today it has a normal life. However, it just can’t be returned to its natural habitat because even though the prosthesis is resistant, there’s a risk of it falling over time, as these animals use their beaks for everything.”

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Maria Angela Panelli Marchió and Paulo Roberto Martins Nunziata

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