Archive: Chimp Attack and Aftermath

Charla Nash with Travis

Charla Nash smiles for a photo with Travis, who is inside his cage at Sandra Herold''s house. (PHOTO COURTESY OF SANDRA HEROLD / January 10, 2014)

December 8, 2009


State Won't Charge Owner In Chimp Attack Case

Charla Nash's family members said they have mixed feelings but were ultimately accepting of a decision by prosecutors not to charge Sandra Herold, owner of the chimpanzee that mauled Nash in February.

November 12, 2009

Victim Of Mauling By Chimp Reveals Face On 'Oprah'

Charla Nash had not shown her face publicly since the February attack that made her a national fascination, a woman mauled by a chimpanzee, left to live with no hands, nose, lips or eyes.

June 21, 2009

Officials Were Warned Repeatedly About Chimp Before Attack

Connecticut officials were repeatedly warned about the dangers posed by a chimpanzee who later mauled and blinded a woman and were urged - more than three years before the attack - to take action, but failed to do so, according to records obtained by The Associated Press.

June 4, 2009

Bill Bans Chimps As Pets

In the waning hours of the regular legislative session Wednesday, state lawmakers revived and unanimously approved a previously stalled bill prompted by the Stamford chimpanzee attack - a ban on the private ownership of gorillas, chimpanzees and orangutans.

May 7, 2009

Chimp Owner's Assets Frozen; Victim Of Attack Remains In Hospital

A judge agreed to freeze at least $10 million worth of assets belonging to the owner of a chimpanzee who savagely attacked a woman in February.

April 7, 2009

Chimp Attack

Woman Faces Two Years Of Surgery

It will likely take two years and numerous surgeries to reconstruct the face of Charla Nash, the Stamford woman who lost both hands and parts of her face during a savage chimpanzee attack this year.

March 1, 2009


Chimp's Owner Recounts Latest In String Of Tragedies

Stone walls line the roads of this city's historic Scofieldtown section, a picturesque community with spacious homes and sprawling yards.

February 21, 2009

Chimp's Owner Angry Over Reports

Distraught and angry, Sandra Herold railed against the news media Friday over its portrayal of her relationship with her pet chimpanzee, Travis.

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