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Chimp Attack Victim's Parents Call Son's Survival a "Miracle"

Andrew Oberle remains in critical condition




    The UTSA student injured in South Africa by chimpanzees is in critical but stable condition. His parents say it is a miracle he survived and are thanking doctors for saving his life. (Published Friday, July 6, 2012)

    The parents of the American student mauled by two chimps in South Africa last week called their son's survival a "miracle" and thanked doctors for their work.

    The statement on Friday said Andrew Oberle was stable but remains in critical condition.

    UTSA Grad Student Attacked by Chimps Improving

    [DFW] UTSA Grad Student Attacked by Chimps Improving
    A UTSA anthropology graduate student who was attacked by chimps is slowly improving in a South African hospital. (Published Monday, July 2, 2012)

    A hospital spokeswoman Martina Nicholson told The Associated Press the hospital will not release any information about the victim. His parents say they might release further statements.

    Oberle was transferred to a Johannesburg hospital on Thursday after being treated in eastern South Africa where he was injured June 28.

    Texas Grad Student Attacked by Chimpanzees

    [DFW] Texas Grad Student Attacked by Chimpanzees
    A University of Texas at San Antonio graduate student is in critical condition after two chimpanzees attacked him at a sanctuary in South Africa. (Published Friday, June 29, 2012)

    Oberle was mauled by two adult chimps in a South African chimp sanctuary where he was doing research. A state investigator says Oberle lost fingers and sustained head and other injuries.