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Oshine the obese orang-utan drops 20kg at Monkey World thanks to O Diet

29 July 2011

A MORBIDLY obese orang-utan who weighed twice her natural bodyweight when she arrived at Purbeck’s Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre is winning the fight against the flab.

Oshine, who tipped the scales at a whopping 100kg in September last year, has dropped 20kg thanks to what park staff have dubbed the ‘O’ Diet.

Experts said Oshine originally piled on the pounds because of her unnatural lifestyle – she’d been kept as a pet for 13 years in South Africa and led a sedentary existence.

But the ‘O’ Diet and plenty of exercise has worked wonders.

And park dieticians believe the diet could also benefit human primates.

For more on this story, including full details of the ‘O’ Diet, pick up a copy of Saturday’s Daily Echo.
 

How Oshine looks now. Picture: Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre
How Oshine looks now. Picture: Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre

 

Oshine before the 'O' Diet
How Oshine looked when she first arrived at Monkey World. Picture: Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre

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