Rhino fluffer.

Electroejaculation in rhinoceroses has historically yielded inconsistent results, with the collection of high-quality, sperm-rich samples rare.

The goal of this study was to develop a reliable method of electroejaculation in the rhinoceros by designing a rectal probe that appropriately fits the anatomy of this taxon and refining the procedure. A curved probe handle ending in an oblate, ellipsoid head was built using readily available supplies. A combination of rectal massage, penile massage, and electrical stimulation with a specially designed probe was employed in attempts to collect semen on 14 occasions.

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8 Responses:

  1. David says:

    What does clitoral stimulation do to your brain?

    Also, Pfaus inadvertently explains a research job you probably didn't know existed: rat clitoris stimulator. That's right. Pfaus and his graduate students have to stimulate female rat clitorises with tiny paintbrushes.

  2. Dave Pease says:

    I love the "current music" updates on posts lately.

  3. Dan says:

    Why is this funny? If you need large quantities of high-grade rhino semen, this research is incredibly valuable. And what about the hard working, blue collar rhino semen harvester slaving away in the semen factories...doesn't this make their job that much easier?

  4. I wonder if there are a group of biology professors that have a running bet on who can get their grad students to do the most humiliating research.