Thursday, September 9, 2010

Overweight Orangutan Put On Diet

Officials at Britain's Monkey World Ape Rescue Center are working hard to get an orangutan down to her ideal weight. "The Metro" is reporting that Oshine arrived at the Center tipping the scales at 220 pounds, which is twice her recommended weight. The 13-year-old -- who was previously living in South Africa as a pet -- is now enjoying a diet that consists of vegetables and fruits. Oshine is also being exercised on a regular basis, which will hopefully help her find a mate sometime in the future. Monkey World's director, Dr. Alison Cronin, remarks, quote, "It will take a few months for Oshine to reach a more appropriate weight and then she will be ready to meet a new man and consider a family of her own."