The Little Rock Zoo

.The Little Rock Zoo needs to step up and care for the animals better! Please read the several artciles here with deaths, sickness and a bald chimp!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Chimpanzee Breeder, Sunrise Exotics, Sued Over a Bite From Their Chimpanzee

(CN) - A chimpanzee kept at a bed and breakfast for the entertainment of guests broke through its cage and injured and disfigured its caretaker, costing her part of a finger, the woman says. Kathy Harris says Sunrise Exotic Ranch, of Dripping Springs, Texas, and the couple who own it are liable for the attack.
Harris says she was giving a blanket to the chimp, Ginny, on Nov. 6, 2007, when it broke through the rusted cage and attacked her. The attack cost her part of a little finger, seriously injured other fingers, and inflicted other physical and mental trauma.
Harris says the owners of the bed and breakfast, Frank and Karon Glass, should have kept the cage in better shape, and knew or should have known of the vicious propensities of captive chimps.
She seeks damages for injuries and pain and suffering. She is represented in Hays County Court, San Marcos, by Scott Ogle of Austin.
Dripping Springs is west of Austin.
The attack came 15 months before another captive chimpanzee, in Connecticut, attacked and nearly killed an elderly woman. That chimp apparently had been taking anti-depressant drugs. It was shot and killed by police.""



  1. Freddy7:19 AM

    Interesting that the chimp that attacked this keeper had the name of Ginny- maybe the Glasses named the chimp after their former best customer?
    We all know from reading your wonderful blog that this chimps' namesake, the awful Ms Valbuena, also has a tendency to "bite"....

  2. Hi Freddy;
    You know I didn't even think of that. Now that you mentioned this, it's quite possible.

    Thank you for the compliment about the blog.

    Yes Gini does bite, a lot, I have many bite marks from her words to me over the years, along with others that have brought out the truth about her. Carol Baskin for one.

  3. Anonymous10:07 AM

    I hope they sue these people for so much money that they can not afford to exploit these baby chimps again.
    Nothing will change until our elected officials change the laws.
    Using and abusing chimps is all about MONEY....

  4. Dear Anonymous
    Thank you for your comment. I totally agree. I just wish that our president would hurry up and sign the bill. There have been hundreds of petitions signed for the Captive Primate Safety Bill sent in, but it seems to be just sitting there! It's so frustrating.

    It is all about money. It wasn't with me, I didn't buy Mikey and Louie to make money off of them, I just loved the species and went about it the wrong way. Now I just love them ALL from AFAR which is the right way of doing it.