American socialite rents a chimpanzee

26 February 2009 Science News

American socialite rents a chimpanzee

American socialite Kim Kardashian has apologised for posting photos of her new pet chimp, Suzy, on her website on the same day a crazed chimp attacked a connecitcut woman.

Kim, 28, acceded that it was very insensitive of her to have revealed her new playmate on February 20, the same day Charla Nash was mauled by another chimp.

“I understand my timing was not appropriate and it was insensitive of me,” the New York Daily News quoted her as having written on her blog.

“What happened to the woman that was attacked by the chimpanzee was devastating. ... Our family is praying for everyone involved in that traumatizing attack. In no way did I mean to insult or offend anyone by posting these pictures,” she wrote.

Kim had written on her blog that she and her sisters rented the chimp for only a week as a prank on her mother.

“My mom has been begging Kourtney, Khloe and I to settle down and have kids, so we thought it would be funny to rent a baby chimpanzee for a week and leave her with my mom!” she added.

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