Japanese scientists freeze animal sperm to send to other planets

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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.

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