|A chimpanzee steals a dead bushbuck from a baboon. Ikiwaner/Creative Commons|
An excellent article about recent chimpanzee attacks in the Congo. It explains important factors news articles often miss, including the economic necessity that brings people into conflict with chimps; the impact of war between humans; and the difficulty of verifying animal attacks.
Amid armed conflict, Congolese villagers face chimpanzee attacks | The Observers:
- One resident said: “There isn’t a month that goes by without someone being killed by a chimpanzee”.
- 17 people who have been wounded by chimps
- 10 people who have been killed over “the past few months”