CA Chimps Chew Man's Body, Face Off
Apr 20, 2005, 7:14 AM
New Media Producer: Kerry Corum
The operator of a California wildlife sanctuary near Bakersfield, won't face criminal charges in connection with an attack by two chimpanzees. The animals critically injured a man last month.
Authorities say the operator, Virginia Brauer, was not to blame because the animals apparently escaped on their own. Kern County officials say one of the chimps apparently figured out how to reach through a tight space between a chain link fence and a wall, pull out a steel pin and slide a door open.
The animals chewed off part of a man's face, and mauled other parts of his body, before Brauer's son-in-law shot the animals to death.
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