A University of Texas graduate student was dragged into a chimp enclosure and repeatedly bitten by two chimpanzees on Friday. The 26 year old student, Andrew Oberle, was standing between the two barriers surrounding the enclosure at the South African sanctuary whilst giving a talk to a group of tourists. The chimps grabbed his feet and pulled him under the inner fence of their enclosure.
Oberle was dragged approximately half a mile through the enclosure and suffered serious injuries, including the loss of an ear and parts of his fingers. Much of the skin on one leg was also missing. [Read more...]