Chimp Attack Survivor in Stable Condition

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A West Covina man who was attacked Thursday by a pair of chimpanzees was in stable condition at Loma Linda University Medical Center, according to his wife, who spoke Saturday on NBC’s “Today” show.

St. James Davis lost all of his fingers, an eye, part of his nose, cheek and lips and part of his buttocks while visiting his pet chimpanzee, Moe, at an animal sanctuary in Kern County.

Davis and his wife, LaDonna, were attacked by two other chimpanzees that had escaped from their cage. Investigators have yet to determine why the animals attacked.