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Chimps as exotic "pets" lose appeal

Published 04/06/09

A growing number of pet owners spooked by February's chimp attack are looking to give up their great apes but are finding it difficult to do so. The Primate Rescue Center in Nicholasville, KY, reports a 50% increase in calls from chimpanzee owners seeking homes for their animals since the mauling in February in Connecticut.

People who own chimps rethink choice of pet
Monica Hortobagyi
USA TODAY

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