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Chimpanzee Attacks Volunteer at Palm Harbor Sanctuary

Animals  (tags: chimpanzee, attacks, woman injured, chased her )

- 3021 days ago -
Palm Harbor, Florida - The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office says a female volunteer at an animal sanctuary has been attacked by a chimpanzee

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Kit B (276)
Friday February 12, 2010, 8:24 pm
People often forget that chimps are very strong and not meant to be pets.

Laura H (964)
Friday February 12, 2010, 9:11 pm
I am glad the volunteer will be okay...

Past Member (0)
Friday February 12, 2010, 11:36 pm
Wild animals has certain level of temperament.. a wake up call for those who manage this sanctuary to let these animals be out in their ttrue habitat so that no untoward incident such as this can happen again...

Anna K (58)
Saturday February 13, 2010, 3:53 pm
This is sad - I'm trying not to imagine what this chimpanzee has gone through that would make him scarced enough to attack. Glad the volunteer will be okay.

Gillian M (218)
Saturday February 13, 2010, 3:53 pm
I'm glad that the volunteer was not badly hurt.

People who work with potentially dangerous animals should be continually trained in working with them to remind them of ensuring of their safety.

Erin R (181)
Saturday February 13, 2010, 4:07 pm


susan w (13)
Saturday February 13, 2010, 4:14 pm
i still think of that poor women that almost died from that chimp attack....chimps are wild animals not babys that wear diapers....i am glad that the worker will be ok...thanks lone wolf

Katie R. (7)
Saturday February 13, 2010, 4:17 pm
This is why chimpanzees should not be kept as pets.

Karen Marion (30)
Saturday February 13, 2010, 4:20 pm
People....please be more careful.........we "SHOULD" have learned by now, how bad things can "GET"....Happy that the worker will be all right......and the chimpanzee too....
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