Health Report: Doctors say famous flabby macaque Uncle Fatty is tumor-free, just fat

The famous obese long-tailed macaque living in Bangkok’s Bang Khun Thien district, nicknamed Uncle Fatty by the locals that love him,  has gotten a clean-ish bill of health from doctors. He doesn’t have tumors in his fat stomach, as some believed, he is just very obese.

Officials will place the beloved chubby 10-year-old monkey on a strict diet and keep him at the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP)’s Wildlife Health Division for treatment, where he has been since April 26 for testing.

His doctors revealed that, while he has no immediately life-threatening diseases, the 27-kilo macaque does suffer from high-cholesterol and lung inflammation, both of which are being treated. Fatty will now be allowed to eat just 400 grams of food, twice each day, reported The Nation.

Gone are the days of gorging himself on corn, watermelon, and milk supplied by tourists. No longer will the young monkeys search for snacks beneath his fat belly.

But, at least:

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