7th APRIL 2015 - Vol.XXXVIII No.018
World News

Pet chimpanzee mauls woman

NEW YORK: An 80-kg domestic chimpanzee became enraged and attacked his owner's friend, mauling her badly in the face and hands before he was shot dead by police.

Travis, a 15-year-old chimpanzee well known in Stamford, Connecticut, where his owners used to drive him everywhere, was slashed with a kitchen knife by his owner Sandra Herold trying to protect her friend.

The injured woman was recovering in hospital from serious injuries. Travis acted in a 2003 commercial for Coca Cola.

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