Get This Monkey Off Your Back

May 23, 2017

Maybe this primate is a good example of what NOT to eat!

Junk food isn't just bad for people; it's bad for monkeys, too.

Wildlife officials in Thailand say a wild macaque monkey nicknamed UNCLE FAT has been gorging himself on chips and soda left behind by tourists. The problem is so out of hand, the primate has ballooned to three times his normal weight.

Experts have captured Uncle Fat and are feeding him a strict diet of vegetables and lean protein to get him back on track. Once he's healthy again, they plan to release the monkey back into the wild.

Uncle Fat currently weighs 60-pounds, but should only weigh around 20-pounds.