Celebrating Aquarium Month: Purps the Penguin

Purps Exhibit at Mystic

Celebrating Aquarium Month: Purps the Penguin

This month is National Zoo and Aquarium Month. This is celebrated every year in June to honor the role that Zoos and Aquariums play in the conservation and research of animal and fish species. Zoo and Aquarium month has been a month long celebration since 1982.

To celebrate the importance of the role that Zoos and Aquariums play in the conservation of animal and fish species we revisit a recent success story. The LOCTITE 3D Printing team collaborated with ACT 3D Equipment and Service and other community partners to support the healing journey of Purps, an endangered African Penguin living at Mystic Aquarium.

ACT 3D worked with local middle school students to design a special boot to provide Purps support while her injury healed. While the design functioned well, the original material was highly susceptible to wear and tear and needed to be replaced frequently.

LOCTITE 3D Printing delivered a custom elastic resin to withstand the environmental impact of everyday life for Purps while still providing the support she needed.

Read the full story on our Henkel North American Spotlight page to learn more and hear insight from LOCTITE, ACT 3D, and Mystic Aquarium.

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