This chimp’s name could be an indication of how popular Osama is in Sierra Leone, or how unpopular — depending on one’s view of chimpanzees. In any case, this chimp’s participation in the mauling of the four men should in no way reflect on the Vast Majority of Peaceful, Law-Abiding Chimpanzees, who abhor the Osama Chimp’s hijacking of chimphood. It’s a Species of Peace, you know. “‘Osama bin Laden’ still on run in Sierra Leone,” from Reuters, with thanks to DFS:
FREETOWN (Reuters) – “Osama bin Laden” is still on the run in the jungles of Sierra Leone — after escaping with some 20 other chimpanzees from a wildlife sanctuary where they killed a local taxi driver on Sunday.
The chimp, named by wardens after the wanted al Qaeda leader, was among a pack of apes which mobbed and mauled four men at the Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary in the forested hills outside the Sierra Leonean capital Freetown.