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In Face of Chimp-Maul Victim, US Military Holds Great Hope

Charla Nash 'thrilled' to help with experiments that could help maimed soldiers

(Newser) - Most of America watched in horror as a Connecticut woman lost her face and hands in a 2009 chimp mauling that she barely survived. But the Pentagon watched with more than passing interest, reports the AP , ultimately bankrolling Charla Nash's face transplant in 2011 with the idea that her... More »

Loose Chimp Shot in Vegas

Residents panic after pair of pet chimps escape

(Newser) - A pair of chimps had an unlucky escape in Las Vegas yesterday. Police responding to calls from panicked residents shot a male chimp dead and tranquilized a female, CNN reports. The chimps, which had escaped from a home, had been banging on cars and damaging vehicles, police say. The male... More »

Mauled Student Climbed Under Fence to Get Rock

Chimps involved in attack on Andrew Oberle will be allowed to live

(Newser) - The chimps who viciously mauled US grad student Andrew Oberle will be allowed to live, a South African government investigator declared today. Conservationist Dries Pienaar chalked the attack up to human error on the part of Oberle, who bypassed two safety fences to get close enough to the chimps to... More »

US Student Mauled by Chimps in Critical Condition

Andrew Oberle broke the rules by going through the first of 2 fences

(Newser) - New details are slowly emerging in the story of the US grad student mauled by chimps at the Jane Goodall Institute Chimpanzee Eden in South Africa, including one particularly heart-wrenching one: Conservationist Eugene Cussons said it was the first time he had asked Andrew Oberle to speak to visitors. Oberle,... More »

Chimp Victim Shows New Face in Public

'People tell me I'm beautiful': Charla Nash

(Newser) - A Connecticut woman brutally attacked by a chimpanzee 3 years ago says she's pleased that her face transplant isn't scaring people off. Venturing out in public these days, Charla Nash is regaining some sense of normalcy after undergoing triple transplant surgery for her hands and face, the New... More »

New Face of Chimpanzee Attack Victim Revealed

Charla Nash's face transplant allows her to smell, eat solid food

(Newser) - The new face of a woman who was mauled by a chimpanzee two years ago has been revealed for the first time in photos showing a startling transformation. The pictures of Charla Nash were first shown today on NBC's Today show, though Nash, who had a face transplant in... More »

Chimp Attack Victim Gets Face Transplant

Charla Nash mauled two years ago by a pet chimp receives third-ever face transplant

(Newser) - Doctors at a Boston hospital have performed a full face transplant on the Connecticut woman who was mauled two years ago by her friend's pet chimpanzee. Officials at Brigham and Women's Hospital say they performed the transplant on Charla Nash late last month. The surgery team under the... More »

Mauling Chimp's Owner Dead

Sandra Herold was being sued for $50M

(Newser) - The owner of the chimpanzee that mauled and blinded a Connecticut woman in 2009 has died, her lawyer tells the Stamford Advocate . Sandra Herold, 72, suffered an aortic aneurysm. She was being sued for $50 million by the family of mauling victim Charla Nash, and "her heart, which had... More »

Chimp Victim Leaves Hospital After 15 Months

Charla Nash hopes to undergo additional reconstructive surgery

(Newser) - Charla Nash, who was mauled and blinded by a friend’s chimpanzee in February 2009, left the Cleveland Clinic yesterday. She “has made great progress in her recovery,” the hospital said in a statement. Nash will continue rehabilitation at a Boston-area assisted-living center and hopes to undergo more... More »

Mauling Chimp's Owner Won't Face Charges

Charla Nash must pursue justice in civil court, Conn. prosecutor says

(Newser) - The woman whose pet chimpanzee mauled her friend, leaving her blind and disfigured, will not face criminal charges, a prosecutor said today. To win its case, 'the state would have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the person was aware of and consciously disregarded a substantial and unjustifiable risk,... More »

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