Try as they might, U.S. tabloids and cable news folks just can’t sex up a chimp attack quite like the Brits.

The (UK) Times packs it all in to the headline and lede:

“Celebrity chimp who savaged handler in drug-fuelled frenzy shot dead”


“A drugged-up celebrity chimpanzee that appeared in a television advertisement with Morgan Fairchild and was in a show with the singer Sheryl Crow has been shot dead by police after savaging a woman in Connecticut…”

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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.