Chimp attack victim to get $4 million

HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- A Connecticut woman mauled by a chimpanzee received virtually the entire estate of the animal's owner but it may not cover her medical bills, her lawyer said.

Victim of chimp attack contends with state

STAMFORD, Conn., March 25 (UPI) -- As Charla Nash, the Stamford, Conn., woman who was brutally attacked by a chimpanzee in 2009 contends with the state, she says she's lucky to be alive.

Chimp attack victim wants normal life

STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 29 (UPI) -- Charla Nash, the Connecticut woman who lost her face and hands in an attack by a friend's chimpanzee, says her goal is to have a normal life.

Chimp-mauled woman gets face transplant

BOSTON, June 10 (UPI) -- The Connecticut woman mauled by a chimp in 2009 received a full face transplant last month, officials from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston said Friday.

Owner whose chimp attacked a friend, dies

STAMFORD, Conn., May 26 (UPI) -- The Connecticut woman whose pet chimpanzee went berserk and nearly killed her friend in 2009 has died unexpectedly, her attorney says.

Chimp attack victim suffers setback

CLEVELAND, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The Connecticut woman mauled by a friend's pet chimpanzee has been told she is not a candidate for a face and hand transplant, her lawyer says.

No criminal charges in Conn. chimp attack

STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Criminal prosecution in the Connecticut case of a chimpanzee biting a person won't be filed, the state attorney for the Stamford area said Tuesday.

Security tight for chimp attack victim

CLEVELAND, July 2 (UPI) -- A woman disfigured in an attack by a friend's pet chimpanzee is getting the same level of security at the Cleveland Clinic as a foreign leader, officials said.

Conn. outlaws private ownership of chimps

HARTFORD, Conn., June 4 (UPI) -- Connecticut lawmakers unanimously approved a bill, prompted by a brutal chimpanzee attack, banning the private ownership of chimps, gorillas and orangutans.

Chimp owner's assets frozen

STAMFORD, Conn., April 13 (UPI) -- Authorities say a judge Monday extended a hold on Sandra Herold's assets in a lawsuit filed after the Connecticut's woman chimpanzee mauled a family friend.

Chimp's victim faces numerous surgeries

CLEVELAND, April 7 (UPI) -- A Connecticut woman mauled by a chimpanzee will need numerous surgeries during the next two years, say doctors at Ohio's Cleveland Clinic.

Family says chimp attack victim recovering

CLEVELAND, April 1 (UPI) -- The brother of a Stamford, N.Y., woman who was mauled by a friend's chimpanzee says she is recovering from serious injuries suffered in the incident.

Chimpanzee owner sued for $50 million

STAMFORD, Conn., March 17 (UPI) -- Lawyers for the seriously injured victim of a Connecticut chimpanzee attack say the animal's owner is liable in a $50 million lawsuit.

Brain, eye key to maul victim recovery

CLEVELAND, March 5 (UPI) -- The Stamford, Conn., woman mauled by a 200-pound chimpanzee last month suffered severe brain and eye injuries, a hospital report said Thursday.

2nd woman says chimp attacked her in 1996

STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- An Atlanta woman Thursday said she was attacked by the same 200-pound chimpanzee that was fatally shot after viciously attacking its owner's friend.
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Travis (1995 – February 16, 2009) was a male chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) who appeared in American television shows and commercials. In February 2009, Travis suddenly and viciously attacked Charla Nash, a friend of his owner. During the attack, Travis grievously mauled Nash, blinding her while severing her nose, ears, both hands and severely lacerating her face. He was subsequently shot on the arrival of the police after trying to attack an officer.

As an animal actor, Travis had appeared in several television commercials, including spots for Coca-Cola and Old Navy. He had also appeared on The Maury Povich Show, The Man Show, and appeared in a television pilot that featured Sheryl Crow and Michael Moore.

Travis was born near Festus, Missouri, at Mike and Connie Braun Casey's compound, currently named the Missouri Chimpanzee Sanctuary. In a separate incident, Travis' mother Suzy was shot and killed following an escape in 2001. He was adopted by Sandra and Jerome Herold when he was three days old. They raised Travis at their home at Rock Rimmon Road in the North Stamford section of Stamford, Connecticut. Travis was the Herolds' constant companion, and would often accompany them to work and when they went shopping in town. The Herolds owned a towing company and Travis would pose for photos at the shop and ride with the tow truck, his seatbelt buckled and wearing a baseball shirt. Travis became well known in the town and had been known to greet police officers whom they would encounter when towing cars.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Charla Nash."
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