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

Posted on: 10:32 pm, August 2, 2012, by , updated on: 10:23pm, August 2, 2012


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.