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SURABAYA, INDONESIA - MAY 13: A Borneon orang utan plays in the courtyard at Surabaya Zoo on May 13, 2014 in Surabaya, Indonesia. South East Asian Zoos Association (SEAZA) delegates and animal experts Prof. G. Agoramoorthy of Tajen University Taiwan, Sam Alagappasamy Chelleiyah of Singapore Zoo, and Dr. Kevin Lazarus of Taiping Zoo Malaysia, Jansen Manansang (former SEAZA President), and KRMT Joko Tirtono (Director of Gembiraloka Zoo Yogyakarta) are to share knowledge about how to handle animals properly. There has been an ongoing conflict within Surabaya Zoo internal management that has lead to numerous fatalities over the last four years due to malnourishment and improper housing. (Photo by Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images)

A spectacularly obese monkey in Thailand named “Uncle Fatty” recently escaped from a special monkey fat camp. 

And sadly, the staff thinks there’s a chance he’s dead from old age . . . and he escaped to die in peace.


Monkey 'Uncle Fatty' feared dead after vanishing from Thai fat camp

Monkey nicknamed Uncle Fatty lived near market where tourists fed him food Weighed 33lbs - twice average for his species - until animal workers stepped in Was put on a diet but stole food from other monkeys, then vanished in February Vets have been unable to find his body, but say all indications are that he is dead An obese monkey dubbed Uncle Fatty is feared dead after he went missing from a 'fat camp' in Thailand and has not been seen for the last four months.