Adie Timmermans, recognized for her love of monkeys on the Antwerp Zoo, Belgium, has now been banned from the zoo. The lady is prohibited after sharing an “unhealthy relationship” with one of many chimpanzees, inflicting the male chimpanzee to be excluded from its group.
Belgian information channel ATV interviewed Adie Timmermans, throughout which she expressed love for her simian soulmate. She stated:
“I like that animal and he loves me.”
The now-banished girl had been visiting Chita, the 38-year-old male chimpanzee, for 4 years on a weekly foundation. Adie Timmermans labeled her conferences with the chimpanzee as a “actual relationship.”
It was reported that, throughout Adie Timmermans’ visits to Antwerp Zoo, the 2 would blow kisses and wave to one another throughout the bars.
Though the zoo has put an finish to the unorthodox relationship, Timmermans believes that the attraction between her and Chita is mutual.
Why was Adie Timmermans banned from the zoo?
Zoo officers have reported that Timmermans and Chita’s relationship has triggered the chimpanzee to be excluded from his friends. They stated that the primate had been spending 15 hours of the day outdoors of visiting hours alone after being expelled from his group.
Zoo curator Sarah Lafaut advised ATV:
“When Chita is continually surrounded by guests, the opposite animals ignore him and do not take into account him a part of the group. He then sits on his personal outdoors of visiting hours. An animal that’s too targeted on individuals is much less revered by its friends and we would like Chita to be a chimpanzee as a lot as potential.”
Whereas responding to the brand new ban, Adie Timmermans stated:
“I haven’t bought the rest, why do they need to take that away?”
Regardless of a ban being put as much as reintegrate the chimpanzee again into its group, zoo officers assume it is going to be futile because the animal was uncovered to people from a really younger age.
Chita was donated to the zoo after he turned unmanageable. The chimpanzee had spent 30 out of his 38 years being captive. In consequence, he’s now unable to mingle together with his personal form and is somewhat extra affectionate with people.