In the 1920s and 30s, chimps were common in Florida as part of road side carnivals and zoos, but in some cases these animals were let loose or escaped. Today, not only are attacks from pet chimps on the rise, but witnesses in Florida describe encounters with what may be wild chimpanzees.
Now, MonsterQuest trackers and primatologists investigate how vicious chimps can actually get, and whether the environment could sustain these primates by searching the swamps and wilderness for a population of wild chimps in America.
Killer Chimps in America – Wednesday July 29 09:00 PM ET
The MonsterQuest series takes a scientific look at creature sightings around the world, with episodes devoted to the Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, werewolves and even a Stalinist attempt to breed a race of super-soldiers by crossing humans and apes. The show is described as one part history, one part science and one part, well, monsters.