Monday, July 15, 2013

Jackie is now on diet

An obese orang utan in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, has been put on a strict diet as wildlife rangers hope to rehabilitate the ape back into the wild.

The 22-year-old female orang utan, named Jackie, had to be rehabilitated as it spent most of the last two decades consuming junk food provided by tourists at Poring in Ranau under Sabah Parks.

Initial health checks showed that she is relatively healthy but severely obese at 100kg – double the body weight of a female orang utan in the wild.