Eddie Timmermann has been banned from the Antwerp Zoo in Belgium
Woman says she had an “affair” with Chimpanzee Pitta for the past four years
However, the “relationship” was harming the animal.
A female has been banned from entering a Belgian zoo. Reason: He has developed a relationship with a chimpanzee who lives locally.
Eddie Timmerman stated that he had an “affiliation” with the animal at the Antwerp Zoo and declared all his love for the cheetah.
“I love that animal, and he loves me. I have nothing else. Why do they want to take it away from me?” He asked according to People magazine. “We’re having an affair, that’s all I can say.”
The cheetah has been living in the zoo for 30 years. For the last four, it has been visited weekly by Timmermann. The two were seen constantly waving and blowing kissing each other.
Chimpanzees were “ignored” by other animals
According to the people responsible for the zoo, however, “the matter” was damaging the pyre’s relationship with other chimpanzees, who ignored the animal and left it out of the group.
A spokesman for the zoo explained, “He (Pyta) ends up alone outside of the hours.” “An animal that is too focused on people is less respected by its peers. We want the pyre to become as much of a chimpanzee as possible.”
Despite the explanation, Timmermann complained about the decision to ban him and believed the zoo’s management was “unfair”. “Dozens of other visitors can get in touch. So why can’t I?” he asked.