Monday, July 15, 2013

"Buttercup," the Duck With a Prosthetic Foot to March at Peabody

Posted By on Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 3:04 PM

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Move over, Chuck Berry. There's a new duck-walking rock star in town.

Buttercup, the Pekin duck who made national headlines for his prosthetic foot, will join the Peabody Hotel ducks for a waddle down the hotel's red carpet on Wednesday. There, in front of some of the most famous fowl in the world, Buttercup will be named "Honorary Duck."

Born with an inverted foot, a painful deformity that prevented him from walking, Buttercup was adopted by a Memphis-based rescue group, Feathered Angels Waterfowl Sanctuary. With the help of the local 3D printers at NovaCopy, Feathered Angels was able to customize and print (!) a prosthetic foot for Buttercup.

Watch Buttercup's first steps on his new foot, and then join the Peabody Duckmaster in honoring Buttercup this Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Peabody Hotel.

The Peabody Hotel, 149 Union Ave., 529-4000, peabodymemphis.com

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