Woman banned from zoo after 4-year 'affair' with chimpanzee

Woman banned from zoo after 4-year 'affair' with chimpanzee

A zoo in Antwerp, Belgium, has banned a woman from seeing her favorite chimpanzee because their relationship is interfering with the chimp's ability to bond with his fellow primates.

Adie Timmermans, a regular at the zoo's primate enclosure, was told this week by the Antwerp Zoo that she would be prohibited from seeing Chita, a 38-year-old chimpanzee she calls the apple of her eye.

"I love that animal, and he loves me," Timmermans said to Belgian news channel ATV, adding she had been visiting Chita every week for four years.

Timmermans described her interactions with Chita as a "real relationship" and said her bond with the chimpanzee was like "having an aff--air."

She shared clips of herself pressed up against the glass of the monkey enclosure, "kissing" Chita through the glass and waving to him.Latest Post