St. Louisian Mauled By Chimpanzees In South Africa, Coming Home
SOUTH AFRICA (KPLR) – 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.