Tooth and claw in menagerie à trois

CityPress - - News - – Staff re­porter

In what has been called a menagerie à trois, two fe­male keep­ers at Lon­don Zoo fought “tooth and claw” over a llama keeper who ditched one and dated the other.

Caro­line West­lake, who tended the meerkats, was sacked af­ter hit­ting her love ri­val in the face with a glass that sliced open her cheek at the zoo’s Christ­mas party last year.

Kate San­ders, who works in the tiger and mon­key en­clo­sures, was given a fi­nal writ­ten warn­ing.

At the time of the fight, West­lake (30) was dat­ing llama keeper Adam Davies (30) who had been in a fiveyear re­la­tion­ship with San­ders (32).

An em­ploy­ment tri­bunal heard this week that San­ders con­tin­ued to ha­rass Davies, which al­legedly led to the fra­cas.

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