11/22/2010 04:57 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Baby Penguin Gets New Beak (VIDEO)

A procedure to restore a baby penguin's beak is complete.

The five-month-old penguin was found on a beach outside Rio de Janeiro with a shattered bill that was damaged by a boat propeller.

The penguin was in danger of dying without a beak, and the prosthetic replacement allows him to eat again on his own. He's expected to make full recovery in three weeks and will be sent to a breeding center in California for rehabilitation.