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Sunday, 30 April 2017

Photos: Overweight Thai monkey checked into boot camp to get treatment for obesity

An obese monkey in Bangkok, Thailand has been checked into the primate equivalent of boot camp to help him lose some weight.
The 20-year-old long-tailed macaque named "Uncle Fatty" has become quite popular among tourists in Bang Thian district, who have been feeding him everything from melons to milkshakes to noodles day in and day out.
After seeing the pictures posted online, primate conservation group Monkey Lovers, went last Thursday to check on the big eater's health. He likes eating and there are lots of visitors who give him food all day,"  said the group's Kawinoat Mongkholtechaphat, adding that the monkey might not survive if he continues eating like that.

To avoid this, the Tha Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation has now transferred him him to a wildlife rescue centre, where he will soon start a program including running sessions with other animals and a lighter diet to hopefully cut his weight by half and allow him to roam in more comfort again.



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19 comments:

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Issokay


... Merited happiness

christie benjamin said...

Just when i thought i've seen it all!

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

Ewwwww, it looks so irritating.


Long live LIB

Vivian Reginalds said...

CHAI
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

marymsry said...

Nah real wow. The things we read and see these days. Ohhhh chukwu nna

Kenneth Roosevelt said...

Chai! This monkey no go fit jump upandan again o!

RareSpecie Z said...

Lol.
Monkey chop Monkey die.

Emi David said...

Very runny nd ironical.While humans are dying of starvation in Naija,a monkey is eating fat and becoming obese in another clime.

Joyous babe, Linda Ikeji FIrst Cousin said...

All these for an animal, issoright.

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Lol uncle fatty

Chike Ngwube said...

This is what obtains in a civilized country.They take good care of animals knowing that they are important part of the ecosystem.If it is here in Nigeria,they would have killed and dried it for pepper soup.How many zoological gardens exist in Nigeria today.Shameless politicians who cannot provide for humans.Go to Enugu zoological gardens and see.They have killed all the animals and built mansions for themselves.Anybodywho does not love animal,a Gods creation is as good as a cannibal.Go and look at the various state and federal budgets and see whether there is provision for wild life conservation.Yet all these politrickcians travel abroad to enjoy the sufferings of oyibo people.Idiots of no nation !

Edeh Chris said...

Lols

Anonymous said...

600 pound life

Vertex said...

Chile Ngwube I luv ur comment.tnkx

gentle said...

Lol..if you start dicussing Nigeria, you'll die before your time. The country has failed in every aspect through and through. Have they finished taking care of Nigerian citizens that they will even consider animals.

Anonymous said...

Caption: Nigerian Politicians eating up the country!!@

Anonymous said...

It's a sign of a decadent society my friend. I agree with you.

tosin ojo said...

My thought exactly

Anaigbo said...

LOOKS LIKE OUR POLITICIANS

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