Oprah Winfrey Chimp Victim Doesn’t Recall Attack (Charla Nash Video)

November 11, 2009
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Charla Nash is the victim of a highly publicized attack by Travis the Chimp, a chimpanzee. She appears November 11th on Oprah Winfrey. Chimp victim “doesn’t recall attack” unfortunately which makes the Oprah interview less compelling, but you can see the video below.

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Read details of Charla Nash’s life below, see her photos, and see the Oprah interview on video as well.

As a biography Charla Nash is a 56 year old woman born November 10th, 1953. She was living in Stamford Connecticut when attacked by Travis the Chimp on February 16 2009.

The incident left her blinded with horrific facial lacerations. At 210 pounds the chimp was the size of a large man. It ripped off her nose and hands, and caused other significant damage to her face.

The chimp’s owner named Sandy Herold was her friend. She stabbed the chimp repeatedly with a kitchen knife, and he was soon after shot be police who arrived on the scene.

While in the hospital Charla Nash battled for her life. A team of specialists worked tireless to save her and pieced together what they could of her extremities. A trust fund was set up for her benefit in which the public donated money to her situation.

She tells Oprah that she has no memory of the attack. All she remembers is waking up from a coma in the hospital to hear that she was mauled by a chimpanzee. At least that is what she tells Oprah Winfrey. Chimp victim doesn’t recall attack? Wow!

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    Keith Patton Says:

    The owner is an idiot. There are two species of chippanzees, the Bonobo and common. The Congo river seperates the two and they developed differently due to pressure for resources and yes, they have been studied to see what pressures cause different social development. The Common chimp can be a very agressive species known to commit fratricide. Due to Hollywood and animal bleeding hearts, all chimps have been lumped into the same group. The Common chimp’s social system is based on a hunting Alpha and beta male led troop. The Bonobo is matriarchal and nonviolent.

    The bottom line chimps are strong intelligent animals, not house pets.

    These people are idiots.

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    maria Says:

    My question is: If she knew the chimp was an agressive animal, and made a complaint with the state of CT – Why the heck she went to her friend’s house that day??? Hellooo. Now you want 100 million?

  3. 3
    Becky Says:

    I feel bad for the chimp

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    karl Says:

    “The Common chimp can be a very agressive species known to commit fratricide. Due to Hollywood and animal bleeding hearts”

    And so are 75% of humans(monkeys)…
    humans are the worst the animal kingdom brings and needs to be eradicated…

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    Annmarie W. Says:

    Of course I feel sorry for all parties, but especially for the chimp. No matter what people say, chimps don’t belong in the home. He did’nt know any better and was just following his instint. I’m sorry he had to die so tragically. People should learn from this.

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    Angelo Says:

    The chimp was…just being a chimp. I feel terrible for the friend who was attacked. Her life will never be the same. It’s hard to believe that people are foolish enough to keep nature’s wild animals as “pets.” It’s like the bozos who own wolves instead of getting a dog. When these tragic “accidents” happen, suddenly the animal is blamed for being wild. Guess what? They’re meant to be wild.

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    myah Says:

    the chimp should not of ben treted like a house pet it is a wild animal thats probobly why it atacked

    9 year old(myah)

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    Adam Says:

    Karl why don’t you do us all a favor and eradicate yourself.

  9. 9
    Deborah Brown Says:

    Re Karl’s comment of 11 Nov 6:35 am “humans are the worst the animal kingdom brings and needs to be eradicated…”

    Appears to me that Karl is one of the scarier humans….wow.

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    myah Says:

    like angelo said its a wild animal and you should not have any tipe of willd animal as a house pet.people think that it was his falt but it was hers for keeping him as a house pet.people have wolf,mountanlions,lions,tiger and thing like that.

    myah age 9

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