When Patsy Smith first found Peg the duck without his leg, she feared that he would never walk again.

Thanks to the ingenuity of a few eighth graders, however, the fowl is waddling better than ever.

Smith of Meredith, Arkansas discovered the 8-month-old Indian runner duck after a turtle had apparently bitten off his foot. As Peg grew older, his leg became more and more irritated from the injury.

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That’s when Matthew Cook, Darshan Patel, and Abby Simmons of Armorel High School heard about Peg’s dilemma and volunteered to help.

Using a 3D printer at the school’s environmental and spatial technology lab, the eighth graders got to work making a replacement appendage for the unfortunate bird.

Though it took 30 different attempts, the students finally printed the perfect “Peg Leg”.

(WATCH Peg’s leg in action below)

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