According to the report, which unsurprisingly involves Florida, Eli the chimp was in a Sarasota courtroom today because he is, yes, at the center of a custody battle between a man from Missouri who says Eli was born on his chimp farm and a Sarasota woman who claims he is really from California. (In other news, there is apparently a chimp farm somewhere in Missouri.) Today’s hearing reportedly had to do with a DNA test that may settle the question.
If you’re pressed for time, the LtB post is better than the original news article.
PS: ‘Chimp farm?’ That the sort of business venture that can end… poorly.