TOKYO, JAPAN – We know it’s important to help save the animals, but researchers at Japan’s Kyoto University have really turned that mission into a hands-on kind of job.
Scientists say they’ve developed a new way to freeze animal sperm (we didn’t know there was an ‘old’ way to freeze animal sperm).
The Japanese researchers haven’t turned into sperm-savers just for the heck of it. They say, one day, they hope they’ll be able to colonize other planets with rare species.
The scientists have already successfully freeze-dried sperm from chimps, a slow loris and a giraffe. Next, they hope to test the technology on female eggs.
Brings a whole new meaning to animal planet.