Thor the lion has a vasectomy in Dutch zoo

Thor the lion has a vasectomy in Dutch zoo

BBC·2021-03-12 09:00

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image captionThor the lion fathered five cubs from two different lionesses in 2020

A lion at a zoo in the Netherlands has been given a vasectomy after he fathered five cubs last year.

The 11-year-old lion, named Thor, impregnated two lionesses. The first gave birth to twins, while the second had triplets.

"Why are we doing it? Because he's a proven breeder," the chief vet at the Royal Burgers' Zoo in Arnhem said.

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