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‘Fat’ macaque undergoing health check

Apr 28. 2017
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By The Nation

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A long-tailed macaque has caught the attention of officials for “being fat”. 

“Our team headed out to check on it because we received reports about a fat macaque in Bangkok’s Bang Khun Thien area,” Kanjana Nittaya, a senior official at the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, said on Thursday. 

The team spotted the monkey near a floating market and found it to be really fat.

The macaque was given a sedative shot and brought to a wildlife rescue centre in Nakhon Nayok province, where it would undergo a comprehensive health check. 

The macaque weighs 15 kilos, much higher than the average of between 8-10 kilos. 

“We believe it is suffering from obesity because a great number of people come there and feed it. It is probably just sitting there and overeating,” Kanjana said.

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