Crazed Chimp's Mom Also Killed in Rampage

Shot in '01 dog attack; victim in unrelated mauling reaches out
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 22, 2009 9:09 AM CST
Crazed Chimp's Mom Also Killed in Rampage
Travis, a 10-year-old chimpanzee, sits in the corner of his playroom at the home of Sandy and Jerome Herold in Stamford, Conn., in 2006. Travis viciously attacked a visiting friend.    (AP Photo/The Stamford Advocate, Kathleen O'Rourke)

The mother of the crazed chimpanzee killed last week after critically injuring a Connecticut woman was also shot dead after a rampage, reports the New York Daily News. Suzy the chimp was shot by a Missouri teen in 2001 after she attacked a dog. Meanwhile, another victim of a chimp attack—who lost his jaw, nose, and an eye when a former pet savaged him 19 years ago—expresses compassion for the Connecticut victim, who is now in a renowned facial surgery clinic.

"I remember every bite, one at a time. I remember when I went to touch my face, my fingers looked really scary," said the 66-year-old California man, who has undergone more than 60 surgeries.
(More chimpanzees stories.)

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