A Belgian woman has been banned from going to a zoo in Belgium for allegedly having a harmful relationship to the socialization of a chimpanzee. “I love that animal, it loves me,” Adi Timmermans told ATV about his deportation.
As shown in some of the pictures, the female and male chimpanzee, also known as chita, have been kissing and sharing attention for the past four years. That woman has joined Primate and is considering a ban, since last Thursday (19), an absurdity is valid. “I have nothing else. Why did they want to take it away from me?” She told Belgian TV with tears in her eyes.
According to the zoo, the relationship between humans and primates adversely affects the social life of the chimpanzee because when he began to interact with Timmerman and other visitors, other animals in the group began to ignore him.
“When the pile is constantly surrounded by visitors, other animals ignore him and do not consider him part of the group,” explains animal keeper Sarah Lafault, who says the animal is excluded from the group of prisoners for 15 hours a day. .
However, this process is unlikely to be reversed, as the chimpanzee has been domesticated for more than half of its life before being brought to the zoo.
For example, in 2008, Primate was involved in a violent fight with other male monkeys in captivity. As a result, Chita likes people, but not monkeys.