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This is me, Cindy

On the 2nd photo you can see me with Nakou from Burgers's Zoo

I'm born on 3 November 1972 in The Netherlands. Since December 2013 I live in Eindhoven with my boyfriend. I love animals. I have 2 cats. I visit zoos since 1994 and fell in love with gorillas immediately. In the beginning I visited Apenheul regularly. In 2010/2011 I also started to visit all Dutch zoos wit gorillas (Artis, Blijdorp, GaiaZOO, Safaripark Beekse Bergen and Burgers' Zoo) regularly. Besides those zoos I visit both Belgian zoos with gorillas (Zoo Antwerp, weekly and Pairi Daiza, ± once a month) I know all the gorillas who live in these zoos by name In Germany I visited Zoo Krefeld regularly. Since the fire on 1 January 2020 I have been back only once. Zoo Duisburg is another German zoo I visit every now and then.

I also spend a lot of time on the internet reading about and looking at videos of gorillas worldwide.

But I have more hobbies than gorillas One of those hobbies is reading. I read thrillers, in English. When a book is translated to Dutch it loses its power. I also listen to music a lot. To name a few favourite bands/artists: The Rolling Stones, Golden Earring, Alice Cooper, Meat Loaf, AC/DC, Ian Parker and Gov't Mule (but the list is much longer).