Thu Jul 25,11:01 AM ET
RABAT (Reuters) - Surgeons have managed to stitch back a Moroccan boy's penis after it was bitten off by a donkey, the official MAP news agency reported Thursday.
Professor Mouaad Mounir, chief urologist at Ibnou Toufail hospital in the southern city of Marrakesh, was quoted as saying the operation on the seven-year-old boy was carried out last week.
He said the operation had taken 45 minutes and was successful.
MAP did not say how the donkey managed to bite off the boy's penis.
A source at the hospital confirmed the agency's report, but declined to give further details.
Donkeys in Morocco are used for laborious work on farms and garbage collection and are often subject to harsh treatment.