A morbidly obese monkey named “Uncle Fat” is going on a diet

Rare | 5/19/2017 | Sari Reese
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An overweight wild monkey in Malaysia, who got that way by gorging on tourists’ leftover junk food, is going on a diet.

The monkey, nicknamed Uncle Fat, was recently captured and its new caretakers are putting the macaque on a diet of lean protein, fruits and vegetables.

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“It was not easy to catch him,” Kacha Phukem, the wildlife official who conducted the capture and rescue on April 27, said. “He was the leader of his pack, and when I tried to go in, I had to fight off a flock of them with sticks.”

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