Chimp Attack Victim Receives Face Transplant - Page 2
This report offers hope that Charla Nash may enjoy a happy ending to her harrowing story. But mutilations, maulings, and deaths from wild animal attacks are on the rise. And it is happening in America's back yards. In 2005 a California man was attacked by a chimp at a Havilah animal sanctuary. He was nearly killed when a male chimp tore off one of his feet and attacked his genitals and limbs.
In October of 2010 a 300-lb pet chimpanzee broke out of its enclosure at its Kansas City home and went on a terrifying rampage during which it attacked a police cruiser. The owner of the illegal pet was eventually able to coax it back into its cage.
Early in 2011 a female volunteer at a Palm Harbor, FL primate sanctuary was attacked by a chimp, her arm severely broken.
These just are the highly publicized chimp attacks of the last few years. The list of attacks from primates of other species is growing, along with those of big cats, bears, wolves, and reptiles. One may theorize that as modern man comes to control the elements of nature, through technology and modern conveniences, that he thinks he can just as easily overcome the nature in wild beasts. This is clearly not the case, and those who attempt to make pets of chimpanzees, tigers, bears, and other wild and dangerous animals are putting themselves, and their neighbors, at risk for a very bad outcome.