Student attacked by chimps improves
Mon, 02 Jul 2012 12:47p.m.
Doctors are reporting improvement in the condition of an American graduate student attacked by chimps he was studying in South Africa.
In a statement, Mediclinic Nelspruit said Andrew F. Oberle, who had been in critical condition since last week's attack, was stable enough Sunday for doctors to bring him into the operating room to clean and stitch his multiple bites and attend to fractures and other injuries.
Oberle remains in intensive care, but is no longer in critical condition.
Two chimpanzees at the Jane Goodall Institute Chimpanzee Eden in eastern South Africa pulled Oberle under a fence into their enclosure.
Oberle, 26, is studying anthropology at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He was on his second study visit to the sanctuary for abused and orphaned chimpanzees.
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3/07/2012 7:35:26 p.m.
Anyone who thinks that chimps are darling little animals,need to think again.A fully grown male adult chimp is a immensely powerful animal and would have no problems dealing it up to a human.Chimpanzee hunt and kill other species of monkeys,a fact,documented.As with all wild animals the man feels he has to study the,the more occasions for situations like this arrive,i wonder how we will feel if a superior species arrived on the planet and started studying us.Brings thoughts of South Parks,Cartman's anal probing to mind.
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