University of Texas at San Antonio http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 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