The Star (Jamaica)

Woman has ‘affair’ with chimp


Azoo in Belgium has banned a woman due to her “affair” with one of the chimpanzee­s.

Adie Timmermans has been visiting a primate called Chita at the zoo in Antwerp every week for the past four years and has forged a strong bond with the animal.

She said: “I love that animal, and he loves me. I haven’t got anything else. Why do they want to take that away? We’re having an affair, I’ll just say.”

The “affair” involves Timmermans and the chimp waving and blowing kisses at each other but the zoo is concerned about the pair’s relationsh­ip as it is having a negative impact on the animal’s bond with other chimpanzee­s.

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