Meerkat expert fined for assaulting monkey handler in dispute over llama trainer


Twila
#1
what a great headline, eh? the story is just as good. Slightly reminiscent of the astronaut kerfuffle a couple of years ago.

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LONDON - A former meerkat expert at London Zoo has been ordered to pay compensation to a monkey handler she attacked with a wine glass in a love spat over a llama-keeper.

A judge at Westminster Magistrates' Court said Wednesday that Caroline Westlake must pay 800 pounds ($1,235) to Kate Sanders for assaulting her in a dispute over colleague Adam Davies, who had dated both women.

Judge Jeremy Colman also sentenced 30-year-old Westlake to 12 months community service for assault.

The judge said Sanders had suffered a "nasty" face injury in the fracas at a zoo Christmas party on Dec. 8.

Westlake had claimed that Sanders punched her first, and said she did not remember hitting her colleague with the glass.

She was fired by the zoo after the incident.

London Zoo meerkat expert fined for assaulting monkey handler in dispute over llama trainer
 
darkbeaver
#2
it must be love.
 
taxslave
#3
Sounds like they could have had a fun threesome.
 
PoliticalNick
#4
They should know better than to date outside their species
 
Blackleaf
#5
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what a great headline, eh?















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