October 30, 2014
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - The parents of the American student mauled
by two chimps in South Africa last week called their son's survival
a "miracle" and thanked doctors for their work.
The statement on Friday said Andrew Oberle was stable but
remains in critical condition.
A hospital spokeswoman Martina Nicholson told The Associated
Press the hospital will not release any information about the
victim. His parents say they might release further statements.
Oberle was transferred to a Johannesburg hospital on Thursday
after being treated in eastern South Africa where he was injured
Oberle was mauled by two adult chimps in a South African chimp
sanctuary where he was doing research. A state investigator says
Oberle lost fingers and sustained head and other injuries.