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UPDATE: Woman Mauled By Chimpanzee Moved To Undisclosed Location

The Connecticut woman critically injured this week by a rampaging chimpanzee has been transferred from her hospital to an undisclosed location.

Scott Orstad, spokesman for Stamford Hospital, says 55-year-old Charla Nash remains in critical condition. He says patient privacy laws prevented him from saying where Nash is now being treated.

Nash suffered massive injuries to her face and hands on Monday when she was attacked by a 200-pound chimpanzee owned by her good friend, Sandra Herold. Police don't know what triggered the attack.

Four teams of surgeons operated for more than seven hours to stabilize Nash's condition. Doctors say she had shown slight improvement Wednesday.

The 14-year-old chimp, named Travis, was shot and killed by police Monday.



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The owner of a 200-pound chimpanzee that mauled a woman in Connecticut begged police to shoot the animal, crying that her beloved pet was ripping her friend apart.

Police in Stamford released 911 tapes of Sandra Herold's desperate call to police as her 14-year-old chimp was attacking 55-year-old Charla Nash on Monday.

The chimp can be heard at times on the tape, as Herold cries, "He's killing my friend!"

The dispatcher says, "Who's killing your friend?" Herold replies, "My chimpanzee! He ripped her apart! Shoot him, shoot him!"

The attack lasted about 12 minutes. The chimp, named Travis, also tried to attack police when they arrived, but officers fatally shot him.

Nash is hospitalized in critical condition. Authorities say she has "life-altering" injuries to her face and hands.


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