Chimp Attack Victim Talking, Moving

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 1, 2009 1:12 PM CDT
Sandra Herold, owner of Travis the chimpanzee, speaks to reporters in Stamford, Conn. on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009.   (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)
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(Newser) – Charla Nash, the Connecticut woman nearly mauled to death by a friend’s pet chimp, has been making dramatic progress in recent weeks and is now talking, moving, and asking for her daughter, the New York Daily News reports. Doctors had feared Nash would never recover. “For a time we were very worried,” said her twin brother, Stephen. “Now it’s more hopeful.”