Thailand's chunky monkey on diet after gorging on junk food

The chunky monkey — nicknamed "Uncle Fat" by locals — is now eating lean protein, fruits and vegetables at a rehabilitation center in Thailand. The morbidly obese wild monkey, who gorged himself on junk food and soda from tourists, has been rescued and placed on a strict diet.

Most urban wild monkeys in Thailand are macaques, and they typically weigh around 9 kilograms (20 pounds).

The typical macaque weighs in at roughly 9kg, but when officials managed to get Uncle Fat onto a scale, they were shocked to see he weighs 26kg.

The primate is now being kept in the department's facility in Bangkok and receiving a strict diet of green vegetables, low-sugar fruits and lean protein.

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Kacha Phukem, who conducted the capture and rescue, said: 'It was not easy to catch him.

"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".

"He had minions and other monkeys bringing food for him but he would also re-distribute it to younger monkeys", said Supakarn Kaewchot, a veterinarian in charge of the monkey's diet.

She said Uncle Fat is an example of why people shouldn't feed wild monkeys unhealthy food.

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And while most people can easily joke and relate to feeling like a photo of Uncle Fat after one too many cookies, the monkey's obesity poses a real threat to his health. "After he ate food given by humans for a while, he developed a fat mass, which became a type of benign tumor", Supakarn said.

'He is now in a critical condition where there is a high-risk of heart disease and diabetes'.

Veterinarians hope to release him back into the wild after a few months.

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