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Chimpanzee Attack
11:28 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Chimp attack victim coming home to St. Louis

Andrew Oberle.
(via Facebook)

The St. Louis man mauled in a chimpanzee attack in South Africa is returning home for treatment.

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.

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Andrew Oberle
5:56 pm
Fri June 29, 2012

Student from St. Louis mauled by chimps in South Africa

Andrew Oberle in a photo from his Facebook page dated August 29, 2010.
(via Facebook)

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.

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.