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Chimpanzees Attack

The attorney for a California man who lost a foot, part of his face and most of his fingers in an attack by two chimpanzees says the animals' keepers have no insurance. The victim, St. James Davis, has had more than a dozen surgeries so far. He's been unconscious since the attack at an animal sanctuary last month.

Investigators say the keeper failed to lock two of the sequential cage doors. The animals were able to reach a peg that was holding one door shut. Investigators recommended charging the keeper with negligence, but prosecutors in Bakersfield declined.

Four chimps escaped and two attacked Davis and his wife, who lost a thumb. The attorney says the husband's medical bills will probably hit one million dollars.

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