Student fights for life after chimp attack

Andrew Oberle, a 26-year-old Texas graduate student remains in critical condition after the chimpanzees he was working to protect turned on him violently in South Africa.

June 30, 2012 12:47:18 PM PDT
A 26-year-old Texas graduate student remains in critical condition this morning after the chimpanzees he was working to protect turned on him violently earlier this week in South Africa.

Andrew Oberle, who is studying anthropology at the University of Texas at San Antonio was leading a tour at the Jane Goodall Institute Chimpanzee Eden near Johannesburg Thursday when reports say he left the group and crossed one of two fences separating him from the animals.

When he neared the second fence, which was electrified, two chimpanzees reached underneath and pulled him by his feet into their enclosure.

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