A Benton County woman is suing a local animal park because a monkey bit off much of her hand, including two fingers, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in Benton County Circuit Court.
Fayetteville attorney Chadd Mason filed the suit on behalf of Carol Baker against the Wild Wilderness Drive-Thru Safari in Gentry.
According to the complaint, Baker was at the safari on Oct. 9, 2004. She was feeding animals. She was preparing to feed a chimpanzee when the animal reached through the bars of its cage and grabbed Baker’s clothing and pulled her into the cage.
The suit alleges that the chimpanzee grabbed Baker’s left arm and hand, then bit off much of her hand, including two fingers.