Thursday, August 29, 2002

GOMBE CHIMPANZEE KILLED HUMAN BABY

Published Aug 30, 2002
WON'T CASH IN ON TRAGEDY

The Science Museum of Minnesota, which is putting the final touches on a movie about world-famous primatologist Jane Goodall, recently got word that the alpha male chimp featured in the movie attacked and killed a human baby. "It's one of those tragic things that can happen when wild animals and humans live on top of one another," said museum spokesperson Carleen Pieper, who noted that officials at the Tanzania park where the incident occurred determined that the chimp's actions were part of its normal behavior. "The poor young woman with the baby just got too close" to the chimps, Pieper said....