New reports out of London reveal that a heated catfight broke out between two female zookeepers. The women, a monkey keeper and a meerkat specialist, had their eyes on the same man, the Llama keeper.
The UK press is reporting that Caroline Westlake, who works with London Zoo’s meerkats, got territorial when Kate Sanders, who manages the monkeys, allegedly made moves on her former flame, Adam Davies. When Davies isn’t tending to the lovely llamas, he seems to have an eye for the ladies…
Davies dated Sanders for five years before dating Westlake. We should also note that Davies dated a gift shop employee when Westlake initially rejected his advances. Our research indicates that Llamas keepers are not monogamous.
“As [Sanders] punched me, I hit out blindly to protect my face, unaware of the drink I had been holding. Everything stopped and I realized Kate’s face had been cut. My recollection after that was Kate screaming, swearing and spitting in my face. She was spraying spit at me. I remember feeling helpless and terrified and unable to speak.”
Since the fight Westlake has been dismissed from her job and found guilty of assaulting Sanders. She will be sentenced on October 14. And while Sanders isn’t facing assault charges, she has been banned from the Zoological Society of London events for two years.
Moral of the story: if you hide behind a computer or if you shovel animal dung all day, it’s never a good idea to date multiple co-workers.
Read more: London24
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