So…Who’s Your Daddy? — Your “Chimp” Daddy?
We've all been waiting for the paternity results on the latest unexpected arrival at Chimp Haven and now we know. DNA testing has shown that the father of Valentina Rose is none other than – Conan. Chimp Haven President Linda Brent says Conan is the same male chimp who fathered baby Tracy five years ago. When it was determined then that he was the father, he went through another vasectomy. But she says it, too, apparently failed -- or, rather, reversed itself. Doctor Brent says primate veterinarians are discovering that some male chimps, like Conan, have the uncanny ability to naturally reverse traditional vasectomies. So now the sanctuary's vet is testing every male chimp again and performing a "new and improved" procedure on those that might be showing signs of becoming fertile again.