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(Zombie Apes?!? Banana Bath Salts?!?) Adult Chimpanzee Fatally Mauls Baby Chimp at LA Zoo
NBC 4 Los Angeles ^ | Wednesday, Jun 27, 2012 | Beverly White and Sam

Posted on 06/27/2012 9:29:21 AM PDT by DogByte6RER

Adult Chimpanzee Fatally Mauls Baby Chimp at LA Zoo

The unnamed infant was born March 6 to Gracie, who is being allowed to keep the infant overnight to grieve, zoo officials said.

The first chimpanzee baby born at the LA Zoo in 13 years was mauled to death Tuesday by an adult chimp in front of a crowd of visitors, including children, zoo officials said.

The unnamed infant was born March 6 to Gracie, who is being allowed to keep the infant overnight to grieve, zoo officials said.

When the adult male chimp began attacking the infant, zoo staff were unable to remove her from the exhibit because policy forbids them from entering the same space as the animals, which are strong and potentially dangerous.

"I felt bad for the people that saw that happen today. There were young children there that were so sad, you know, it's just really heartbreaking," said the zoo's director of mammals.

Zoo staff did not witness the killing, but said the attack went down in front of a crowd of visitors.

"I did talk to a couple of visitors as I was coming up here, tried to help them process what they had seen,” said John Lewis, director. "We also had some other visitors to help us get a better understanding."

The zoo in Griffith Park houses one of the nation’s largest troops of chimpanzees – 15 in all – in a North American zoo, officials said. Tuesday’s violence against the infant, who was gradually introduced to the coed group, was unexpected for the staffers that make up the zoo’s Great Ape Team.

“We have made grief counseling available to them,” said Denis Verret, deputy director. “They are a support group. They work with these animals every day.”

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APE Shall Never Kill APE

Looks like this hungry chimp at the LA Zoo never read the sacred scrolls handed down by the "lawgiver". Maybe the Great Ape Team could send this guy back to remedial training? A sign warning visitors not the feed bath salts to the animals might also be helpful.

1 posted on 06/27/2012 9:29:26 AM PDT by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

If Obama had a chimp, shed look like Gracie.


2 posted on 06/27/2012 9:31:33 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: DogByte6RER

The adult chimp needs to face the death penalty.


3 posted on 06/27/2012 9:32:13 AM PDT by KMG365
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To: DogByte6RER

Chimpanzees go to war with neighboring troupes in the wild and even plan ambushes.

I’ll take my chances with wolves thanks.


4 posted on 06/27/2012 9:34:04 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: goseminoles
If they gave her the gubmint forms for welfare at the baby shower then this would have never happened.
5 posted on 06/27/2012 9:34:28 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: DogByte6RER
Was the adult ape wearing a red bandanna? Or a blue one?
6 posted on 06/27/2012 9:35:25 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Bill Ayers Was *Not* "Just Some Guy In The Neighborhood")
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To: DogByte6RER

So the children were exposed to a Post Term Abortion, not much different than a Late Term Abortion. Maybe Planned Parenthood should use this as a training video on how to soften up the youths they council into performing a very similar if not identical act.


7 posted on 06/27/2012 9:36:55 AM PDT by eyeamok
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To: goseminoles

Damn...you beat me to it. I was gonna’ say if Obama had a baby chimp, it would look like Gracie’s baby chimp. Great minds...


8 posted on 06/27/2012 9:37:20 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Gay State Conservative

“Was the adult ape wearing a red bandanna? Or a blue one?”

I think the bandana looked like a hawaiian shirt colors!


9 posted on 06/27/2012 9:43:12 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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zombie monkeys Pictures, Images and Photos
10 posted on 06/27/2012 9:48:52 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: Slings and Arrows

ping


11 posted on 06/27/2012 9:51:27 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

I will defer comment on the doings of “Apes” and Chimpanzees.”


12 posted on 06/27/2012 9:56:17 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: DogByte6RER

Chimpanzees ALWAYS behave like this in the wild, Chimps are horribly violent little critters...

It is just that “Bath Salts” bring Humans DOWN to the level of violent chimps....

Nothing new about Chimps being the @$$-holes of the animal kingdom.


13 posted on 06/27/2012 10:06:36 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Jack Hydrazine
I think the bandana looked like a hawaiian shirt colors!

I'm trying to figure out if he was a Crip or a Blood.

14 posted on 06/27/2012 10:13:07 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Bill Ayers Was *Not* "Just Some Guy In The Neighborhood")
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To: Gay State Conservative

Neither. He was a Honolulu gang member!


15 posted on 06/27/2012 10:15:51 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: DogByte6RER

Remember this next time somebody tells you that homosexuality or promiscuity occurs naturally with our simian relatives. Ripping apart smaller relatives happens all the time too - should we also mimic that behavior?


16 posted on 06/27/2012 10:17:27 AM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: DogByte6RER

“We have made grief counseling available to them,” said Denis Verret”

Is this really necessary? We really have become a pathetic society if we need help to ‘process’ our grief. Sheesh!


17 posted on 06/27/2012 10:40:02 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: DogByte6RER

Jane Goodall observed this in the 1970s or so, where a mother and daughter chimp pair went around killing all the baby chimps. She said it was the only time she actively intervened, by stopping the pair from killing chimp babies in front of her.


18 posted on 06/27/2012 10:50:51 AM PDT by tbw2
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To: tbw2

Wasn’t that chimp Mama eating parts of the babies she killed?

I vaguely remember how shocked everyone was to find that chimps could be cannibals.


19 posted on 06/27/2012 11:40:44 AM PDT by FrogMom (There is no such thing as an honest democrat!)
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To: DogByte6RER

Where is the video of the mauling? IF not video, why post this?


20 posted on 06/27/2012 1:12:58 PM PDT by Fawn (DEAR JESUS....PLEASE LET OBAMA LOSE.....AMEN.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Where is the video of the mauling? IF no video, why post this?


21 posted on 06/27/2012 1:13:18 PM PDT by Fawn (DEAR JESUS....PLEASE LET OBAMA LOSE.....AMEN.)
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To: DogByte6RER
Anyone who knows anything about chimp behavior knows that male chimps frequently kill infant chimps. They do this for several reasons, one of them being it brings the mother back into heat faster, another reason is chimps eat meat, and that meat is usually another primate. Baby chimps are primates and meat, hence they kill the babies and eat them.

As a reader of Jane Goodall when she was young and studying chimps I learned all this and more. Male chimps will also kill human babies and eat them.

Male chimps are vicious animals and not the cute little critters they show on TV(those are children chimps, not yet adolescents).

My point is why in the world did these "experts on chimps" have the female and baby in the same enclosure as the male chimp? They should have known better.

22 posted on 06/27/2012 2:05:13 PM PDT by calex59
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To: DogByte6RER; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
They're so human.


23 posted on 06/27/2012 3:53:17 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal
"Ripping apart smaller relatives happens all the time too - should we also mimic that behavior?"

Um...we already do, and ennoble it with the name, *freedom of choice*.

24 posted on 06/27/2012 3:58:58 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: DogByte6RER
Tuesday’s violence against the infant, who was gradually introduced to the coed group, was unexpected for the staffers that make up the zoo’s Great Ape Team.

Ape team is fairly accurate.

Retard team would be spot on accurate.

25 posted on 06/27/2012 6:59:46 PM PDT by Eaker (When somebody hands you your arse, don't give it back saying "This needs a little more tenderizing.")
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To: DogByte6RER

Go human, not Ape.


26 posted on 06/27/2012 8:41:41 PM PDT by Redcitizen (New Mexico, home of the green chili & the A-bomb. Coincidence? I think not.)
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To: tbw2

And Flint killed his baby sister out of jealousy. He wanted mama, Flo, all to himself.


27 posted on 06/27/2012 9:24:14 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: calex59
My point is why in the world did these "experts on chimps" have the female and baby in the same enclosure as the male chimp? They should have known better.

I agree and would have hated for me and my kids to witness something horrible like that. I know she's just an animal, but I feel sorry for the mama. The zoo people goofed up big time.

28 posted on 06/27/2012 9:27:28 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: DogByte6RER
The Common chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes, is a horribly violent animal. I consider them too smart, too strong, and too violent to hold in captivity. They will castrate you and rip your face off. Eating their young, and the young of other apes, including human infants is common. They are our closest relatives. All else follows accordingly. Only libtards think that people are naturally good. Sadly, most people who work with animals are libtards

The Bonobo, Pan paniscus, is less violent. It is also quickly going extinct. If we are going to keep any member of Pan in our zoos, it should be these.
29 posted on 06/28/2012 11:39:57 AM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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