St. Louisian Mauled By Chimpanzees In South Africa, Coming Home


SOUTH AFRICA (KTVI) – 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.

 A hospital spokeswoman says Doctor Bruce Kraemer, chief of plastic surgery, will oversee the 26-year-old’s care.

Oberle was attacked by two chimpanzees after stepping into a restricted area while leading a tour at Jane Goodall’s chimp sanctuary.

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