Zoo Keepers Save Sperm Of Gorilla Who Was Shot To Save Boy For Possible Reproduction
Harambe, the gorilla who was shot dead after a boy fell into his enclosure on Saturday, may have a future of sorts after zoo staff revealed they had frozen his sperm.
The 17-year-old western lowland silverback was fatally shot when a four-year-old boy fell into his enclosure.
Questions have been asked of the level of supervision provided by the parents of the boy, of the zoo’s security and of the zoo staff’s readiness to shoot the gorilla dead.
But those members of the public affected by gorilla’s death may take comfort in the zoo’s admission that sperm from Harambe had been frozen after his death, which means his ‘gene pool’ will likely continue.
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