Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Zoo staff reveals sperm was removed from Harambe the gorilla after he was shot dead

The 17-year-old western lowland silverback Gorilla was shot dead when a four-year-old boy fell into his enclosure over the weekend. Zoo staff have revealed they retrieved and have frozen the animal's sperm so as to give the animal 'a future'.

Animal rights activists have questioned the Zoo management's security techniques and the child's parents over the incident but those 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.