chimpanzee http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Life Of Chimp Research And 'Adventure' For Midwestern Scientific Duo http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/life-chimp-research-and-adventure-midwestern-scientific-duo <p></p><p>For more than a decade, Washington University anthropologist <a href="http://www.congo-apes.org/sanz.html">Crickette Sanz</a> and Lincoln Park Zoo research conservationist <a href="http://www.congo-apes.org/morgan.html">David Morgan</a> have lived and worked in a remote stretch of forest in Africa’s Congo Basin, studying chimpanzees and gorillas.</p><p>Together with local Congolese, they founded the Goualougo Triangle Ape Project, whose mission is to study and protect great apes and their habitat.</p><p>Sanz and Morgan are giving <a href="http://www.stlzoo.org/education/saint-louis-zoo-lectures/conservationconversations/">a talk about their work tonight</a> at the St. Louis Zoo — they spoke with St. Louis Public Radio's Véronique LaCapra.</p><p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 5342 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Life Of Chimp Research And 'Adventure' For Midwestern Scientific Duo Chimp attack victim recovering in St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/chimp-attack-victim-recovering-st-louis <p>A St. Louis man, who was attacked by chimpanzees at a South African refuge, is now recovering at a St. Louis hospital.</p><p>Andrew Oberle, Jr., was pulled under a fence and mauled by chimps at the Jane Goodall Institute’s Eden Sanctuary in June. He suffered serious injuries to his head, arms and legs. St. Louis University Hospital chief of plastic surgery Dr. Bruce Kraemer told reporters Thursday that Oberle has a good attitude and is healing well.</p><p> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 21:14:46 +0000 Bill Raack 4392 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Chimp attack victim recovering in St. Louis Chimp attack victim coming home to St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/chimp-attack-victim-coming-home-st-louis <p>The St. Louis man <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/student-st-louis-mauled-chimps-south-africa">mauled in a chimpanzee attack in South Africa</a> is returning home for treatment.</p><p>Andrew Oberle is expected to be transferred from a hospital in South Africa to Saint Louis University Hospital next week. Hospital spokeswoman Laura Keller says Dr. Bruce Kraemer, chief of plastic surgery, will oversee his care.</p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 16:28:05 +0000 The Associated Press 4239 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Chimp attack victim coming home to St. Louis Student from St. Louis mauled by chimps in South Africa http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/student-st-louis-mauled-chimps-south-africa <p>The mother of a 26-year-old researcher mauled by chimpanzees in South Africa says her son has been passionate about chimps for years and knew the risks involved in studying primates.</p><p>Andrew Oberle, a graduate student at the University of Texas at San Antonio, was in critical condition Friday after undergoing surgery near Johannesburg. Officials say Oberle was giving a lecture Thursday at the Jane Goodall Institute Chimpanzee Eden when two chimpanzees pulled him under a fence. Officials say Oberle had several severe bite wounds.</p> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 22:56:29 +0000 The Associated Press 4022 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Student from St. Louis mauled by chimps in South Africa "Father figure" chimpanzee euthanized http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/father-figure-chimpanzee-euthanized-0 <p><strong>Updated to reflect the fact that chimp was euthanized last month.</strong></p><p>A chimpanzee who helped foster six young apes at the St. Louis Zoo while raising his own youngster has died.</p><p>The Zoo announced today that Smoke was euthanized June 22 after veterinary staff found that an infection and inflammation in his abdomen had spread.</p> Wed, 06 Jul 2011 20:14:44 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1586 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org "Father figure" chimpanzee euthanized