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Travis the Chimp

Chimp Attack Victim Charla Nash Asks Again For Right To Sue

AP | SUSAN HAIGH | Posted 03.22.2014 | Crime

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A woman disfigured in a 2009 chimpanzee attack has told Connecticut lawmakers that the state knew the animal was a threat but...

Primates as "Pets"? Not on Your Life

Will Travers | Posted 09.18.2011 | Green
Will Travers

Non-human primates are celebrated as our closest living relatives, but they are still wild animals. Whether acting out of instinct or intent, "pet" primates are capable of wreaking havoc on humans who pay the tragic price when things, inevitably, go wrong.

Chimp Attack Victim Finally Released From Hospital

AP | DAVE COLLINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

HARTFORD, Conn. — A Connecticut woman who lost her hands and much of her face when she was mauled by a chimpanzee has moved from an Ohio hospital to...

Sandy Herold Dead: Owner Of Chimp Who Attacked Charla Nash Dies

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The Connecticut woman whose chimpanzee mauled and blinded her friend last year, leading to lawsuits and a national debate ove...

Frank Chiafari Music: Officer Who Shot Travis The Chimp Suffering From PTSD, Sings Sad Songs (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Earlier this week it came to light that Frank Chiafari, the officer who shot down Travis the chimp, had been denied workers' compensation for post-tra...

Chimp Attack Cop's PTSD Claim Denied After Shooting Animal

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A police officer who shot and killed a chimpanzee last year after it mauled a woman has been denied a claim for workers' comp...

Chimp Attack: Missed Opportunities

Frans de Waal | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Frans de Waal

How many more people need to get mutilated or die before we learn that apes don't make good pets? Even the strongest pro-wrestler will cry like a baby within seconds when faced with a chimp half his size.

Charla Nash Sandra Herold Won't Be Charged In Chimpa Attack

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

STAMFORD, Conn. — A Connecticut woman who owned a chimpanzee that mauled and blinded a woman won't be charged because there's no evidence she kn...

Charla Nash Admitted To Face Transplant Clinic After Travis The Chimp Attack

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York


Travis The Chimp On Xanax When He Went On Rampage

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A chimpanzee that mauled a Connecticut woman had the anti-anxiety drug Xanax in its system, according to toxicology tests, bu...

Chimp Attack Victim's Family Seeks $50M In Damages

AP | DAVE COLLINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

STAMFORD, Conn. — The family of a woman mauled by a chimpanzee filed a lawsuit seeking $50 million in damages against the primate's owner, sayin...

Charla Nash, Travis The Chimp Attack Victim, May Have Brain Damage

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A Connecticut woman mauled by a chimpanzee two weeks ago lost her hands, nose, lips and eyelids and may be blind and sufferin...

Moving the Ball Forward for Primates, Polar Bears

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Markarian

The federal government took two major steps today to protect wild animals from cruelty and abuse. The government clearly has a key role to play when it comes to animal conservation.

Creatures of the Wild

Stephanie Gertler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Gertler

Yes, there are animal rights issues concerning Travis the chimp, but what about the issue of Sandra Herold? What about her psyche and emotional state went unnoticed and unexamined?

Chimp Attack Spurs 'Primates As Pets' Legislation

The Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ben Smith at Politico has the following press release today, regarding new 'primates as pets' legislation being introduced in the aftermath of Travis ...

Travis The Chimp's Mom Was Also Shot Dead During Rage

New York Daily News | Rich Schapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The banana doesn't fall far from the tree. Travis, the crazed ape shot dead after chewing off a Connecticut woman's face, suffered the same fate as h...

Travis The Chimp Victim Leslie Mostel-Paul Speaks To MSNBC (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Katharine Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It appears that Charla Nash wasn't Travis the Chimp's only victim. Nash now lays in a hospital bed without her eyes, nose and part of her jaw. Leslie...

Monkey Business: Travis the Celebrity Chimpanzee Attacks!!!

Warren Holstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

It's an old Hollywood cliché: failed and embittered childhood actor grows up and, no longer embraced by the establishment, acts out by viciously masticating an innocent woman's hold on.

Sandra Herold, Chimp Owner, Interviewed About Attack (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Sandra Herold, owner of Travis the chimp, the chimpanzee who was killed by police after mauling a woman and nearly killing her, is speaking out about ...

Sandra Herold Now Says She Never Gave Her Chimp Xanax

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFEREN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

STAMFORD, Conn. — As authorities considered criminal charges, the woman whose 200-pound domesticated chimpanzee went berserk and mauled a friend...

Travis The Chimp Shot Dead After Attacking Woman, Leaving Her Badly Mauled (VIDEO)

AP | STEPHANIE REITZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

***UPDATE*** 11:19 pm The Stamford Police have released the frantic 911 call Sandra Herold made after her chimpanzee began his violent rampage. List...