USA Today– A morbidly obese wild monkey who gorged himself on junk food and soda left behind by tourists has been rescued and placed on a strict diet of lean protein, fruits and vegetables. Wildlife officials caught the chunky monkey — nicknamed “Uncle Fat” by locals — after photos of the animal started circulating on social media last month.
“It was not easy to catch him,” said Kacha Phukem, the wildlife official who conducted the capture and rescue on April 27. “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. “He is now in a critical condition where there is a high-risk of heart disease and diabetes.”
I know its cruel to make fun of obese people, but I think we can all agree that Uncle Fat, the fattest monkey in the land, is comedic gold. Look at that belly! It hangs like a watermelon and is covered in scrapes from being dragged to the daily tourist buffet.
On another note, what gives these rangers the right to kidnap uncle fat and force him into some fad diet. This monkey has beat the system, he’s figured out the way to get as much food as he wants and he seems to be loving it. Animals only have three basics drives; eat, sex, survival. Well Uncle Fat is definitely taking car of the food and survival part, one could even make the argument that he’s thriving. Sex, not so sure. I’m not sure if the female monkeys are necessarily lining up to mate with him, but hey everyone has a type. Let Uncle Fat continue eat his twinkies and kool aid and focus your energy on saving the panda’s or something.