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article imageChimp saw female zookeeper as ‘sex object’

By Subhabrata Das     May 8, 2009 in Crime
In Russia, a female zookeeper was violently attacked by a lonely sex-starved chimp who she reportedly claimed was trying to rape her.
Valentina Kirilova, a zookeeper at Rostov zoo in Russia reportedly broke her arm after she was attacked by a lustful chimp who she said grabbed her wrist as she offered a banana to the primate.
While describing the chimp attack she said: “I have spent a lot of time around the primates but I’d never imagined that a lonely chimpanzee could see me as a sex object.”
The chimp, known as Otello, broke the terrified Valentina’s arm as he grabbed her wrist and pulled her into his cage before making his sex attack.
Valentina said: “When I tried to pass a banana to him, the chimpanzee grabbed my hand and pulled me into the cage and tried to rape me.”
After she started screaming zoo staff rushed in and pulled the furious chimp off her.
Doctors treated her for the broken arm as well as for the shock she endured.
Zoo staff called police who have questioned the officials to find out the cause of the attack.
One keeper said: “It’s a serious matter. If that had been a member of the public we would all be in court by now.”
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