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15 FATTEST Animals Ever Seen

15 FATTEST Animals Ever Seen
what on earth did they feed this cat extreme obesity has hit the animal kingdom here are the top 15

fattest

animals

ever

seen

number 15 garfield the cat when

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like cats are being kept as pets it's vital that their owners keep an eye on how much food they're eating and don't let them overdo it without having to hunt for it themselves it makes it almost too easy to overeat and sometimes things can get way out of hand in 2012 after his owner died garfield the cat was taken into the north shore animal league of america in new york's long island the staff there put the giant feline onto the scales and he weighed in at an astonishing 38 pounds by far the heaviest they had

ever

seen

the cat had been given a luxurious lifestyle by his previous owner was fed only the finest of foods in huge quantities sadly for him his diet was radically changed after being taken in by the animal league where a regime was designed in an attempt to help him lose somewhere between 15 to 20 pounds almost half of his weight 14. bob the hedgehog bob the hedgehog has become somewhat of a celebrity in japan not because of any particular skill or ability but as a result of him being the

fattest

hedgehog in the country his owner says he's like this because he insists on eating too much food but there surely has to come a time when you stop giving it to them he lives at the hedgehog cafe where guests can drink tea or coffee while being surrounded by the creatures and if they're...
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taken in by the cuteness can pet them as well there are of course serious concerns about the ethics of a place like this and bob is used by animal rights campaigners as proof of how bad the cafe actually is for hedgehog to get to this size and to be exposed to humans so regularly in this kind of way isn't a natural existence for the

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and even though they might look happy they most probably aren't 13 o'shine the orangutan as one of the closest species on earth to our own it's perhaps no surprise that orangutans can put on weight in a similar way to how humans do it's a particular problem for those that are kept in captivity and oshin is a perfect example of this she was taken from the wild when she was very young and spent s

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al years in a safari park in indonesia before being adopted by a family in south africa they treated her like a child dressed her in clothes and fed her candy and processed foods which meant that she soon began putting on far too much weight she began acting like a human by walking upright because she had n

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been around her own kind by the time she was in her adolescence she was too difficult for the family to take care of it was at this point in 2010 that she was taken to monkey world in the uk which is a sanctuary dedicated to looking after rescued primates since then she's been on a strict diet to help her shed the excess pounds but it's a long and gentle process that'll take s

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al years to prevent causing...
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her any undue stress number 12. squirrel squirrels are genetically programmed to spend the summer hoarding and eating food so by the time the winter begins they're more than prepared for the coming seasons when food will be in short supply but if you live in north america or europe you've noticed how squirrels would appear to be getting larger with some looking like they've spent a little too long in the food stores rather than being the result of being overfed or becoming increasingly greedy this is actually thought to be the result of climate change they naturally get larger towards the end of summer but this fat is burned off during the winter months when they need to produce extra warmth and only have their reserves to feed off recently though summers have been lasting longer food is more widely available and winters haven't been so cold meaning that by the time spring comes around they already have much more bulk than normal after another summer of feeding they look much bigger and this is only going to get worse in the future number 11 747 the bear if you

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visit the brooks river in the cut by national park in alaska you'll be sure to see a number of grizzly bears but there's one that's the big daddy of them all appropriately named 747 after the jumbo passenger jet he's so big that his big belly virtually drags along the ground and he's often

seen

eating a huge amount of food during one observation in 2018 he ate 15 whole salmon in...
15 fattest animals ever seen
a row which is the equivalent to around 67 000 calories while it's quite normal for bears to be extremely heavy during the summer which ensures they have enough body fat to survive the months of hibernation 747 takes this to the extreme due to his bulk he's the dominant bear along the river and this means he gets the best fishing spots allowing him to further increase his size in comparison to the others its study could be anything up to one and one and a half times the size of an ordinary bear which makes him by far the

fattest

known one on record number 10 cassie the border collie as anyone who's

ever

had a dog will know they'll quite happily eat anything they can get their paws on and if you fall into the trap of giving them too many treats they'll soon begin to pile on the pounds cassie the border collie is an extreme example of this after having owners who fed her a diet of takeout roast dinners and even chocolate at the age of seven she had spent her entire life being accustomed to eating human food but this came at a massive cost not only did she weigh nine stone or 126 pounds but she began developing serious health complications when her elderly owner became ill she was taken in by a canine care trust and it took three people just to lift her she was put on a strict diet of two bowls of dry food per day and amazingly lost half of her weight in just six months number nine goldfish goldfish are thought of as the easiest fish to look after in a tank...
and are often the first that any budding aquarium enthusiast will have but they have a propensity to keep on growing and can soon become far too fat there's an illness called dropsy that can result in them looking swollen and almost like they're about to explode but overweight goldfish don't necessarily suffer from this as descendants from carp it's possible from them to become supersized much bigger than the 10 or 11 inches long that they can become in a tank they'll also continue to eat food if it's given to them so it's extremely important to only feed them a small amount each day if they put on too much weight their bodies will become bulbous their eyes may even be covered over so they can't see and on some occasions they'll begin to swim upside down because their swim bladders don't function properly before we move on be sure to subscribe to top fives with notifications on 8. mabel the pig pigs aren't exactly known for being picky eaters and healthy ones will have a few rolls of fat on their body but mabel a pot-bellied pig from boston have been overfed virtually her entire life when animal rescue officers took her from her owner's home she weighed a whopping 196 pounds which is more than twice what she should have been she was so heavy that the rolls of fat covered her eyes and being unable to even stand up her immobile life was making her extremely depressed luckily she was rescued in time with officials needing a...
backboard to lift her from the house she was taken to a nearby farm where she was put on a regulated diet and soon began to lose weight as for her former owner this wasn't the first animal that she had mistreated and authorities began actions to prosecute her and hopefully prevent her from having any pets

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again 7. darius the rabbit how big is the largest rabbit you've

ever

seen

there are different breeds that naturally grow to differing sizes but the biggest in the world is called darius who's a continental giant incredibly he's four feet four inches long and weighs 49 pounds and as you can imagine taking care of an animal like this is no easy task the family who owns him have another which is almost the same size as well according to them it cost them more than seven thousand dollars per year to feed them both this includes 2 000 carrots and 700 apples as well as a bowl of specialized rabbit food each day and a bale of hay

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y week luckily for them is perfectly healthy for this breed to grow to this size but they won't get any bigger rabbits have a specific time window during which they bulk up and once it's passed they stay like that for the rest of their lives as long as they're fed a regulated diet number six lion the hamster hamsters are naturally chubby

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particularly when they're storing food in their cheeks but it's very easy for them to become overweight when they spend their lives in a cage the main reason for this is...
a lack of exercise having a wheel isn't necessarily enough because not all hamsters will spend a lot of time on it they're also used to bulking up when there's plenty of food in preparation for the colder months when there's not so much available so when they have continuous supply they'll put on weight fast lion the hamster is a great example of this and it's just a year old he had become at least twice the size that he should have been luckily in his case he was able to move and climb by the time his owners took steps to reduce his intake but not all hamsters are so fortunate number five raccoon while many people see raccoons as nothing more than pests there are plenty who love the creatures and even keep them as pets this how

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needs to be done carefully because just like

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y other animal that's kept in captivity they can soon put on a lot of weight if their diet and exercise isn't carefully monitored pet raccoons face a further problem than cats or dogs because there aren't any specially formulated foods that have been designed for them in the wild they'll be constantly active and eat food that they have evolved to hunt but in someone's home they will chow down on anything they're given which is usually dog food and this is designed for a different species it doesn't provide raccoons with the particular nutrients they need and if combined with a sedentary life they'll soon become as round as a ball and will get...
to a place where they can't walk on their legs and have to pull themselves across the floor number four kookaburra kookaburra are a species of tree kingfisher that are native to australia and new guinea they spend their lives in a range of environments where they search for insects to eat but despite being closely related to kingfishers they don't spend so much time around the water growing up to 17 inches long and weighing on average 10.5 ounces their small bodies aren't designed to handle too much weight so if they manage to overeat they can develop some serious problems this kookaburra that was recorded in 2017 is about twice the body size as it should be and despite being hassled by the homeowner it doesn't seem to be able to fly away according to them the bird had hopped onto the balcony from a nearby tree and the only way they were able to return it to the forest below was by taking it down in the elevator perhaps this fat bird was able to fly but unsurprisingly it was quite happy to take the easy route back to its home in recent years instances of seeing overweight individuals have become increasingly frequent thanks to the availability of waste food around human communities and unless steps are taken to contain garbage more effectively it'll continue to be commonplace great white shark great white sharks are the most ferocious predators in the ocean and there's hardly anything that they can't hunt down if they've set their minds to it...
if you've

ever

been lucky enough to go cage diving with one you'll know just how big they can be with larger individuals growing to around 20 feet long and weighing up to 5 000 pounds this doesn't mean they can't get even bigger when they've managed to find a massive haul of food or when they're pregnant how

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if you

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encounter one of these fish you'll be left wondering whether the cage is strong enough to protect you this monster great white was

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in 2015 during a dive off the coast of south africa and as you can see she's clearly had her fill of the local seal population she's a typical length for the species but her bulk is far greater than you'd normally expect to see those on the dive estimated she was definitely heavier than the 5 000 pounds the largest ones typically weigh and could potentially be much more you can tell she's grown beyond her ideal size because of her slow movement through the water it almost seems as if she's struggling to swim it's most likely that she's in the latter stages of pregnancy too which could account for her lethargy still this is one fish you definitely wouldn't want to be in the water with number two obie the dachshund there's no doubt that dachshunds are one of the cutest breeds of dog with a range of different colors and hair types it's almost impossible to not be taken in by their charms but like with other dogs they don't know their limits and will...
continue to eat fatty foods if they're available it's not unusual to see chubby sausage dogs out for walks and some have bellies that almost reach the ground especially if they have short legs this poses a particular problem because the breed is renowned for having delicate spines so being overweight can lead to significant issues later in life possibly the

fattest

dawson in the world at least for s

ever

al years was obi he was owned by an elderly couple who were unable to take him out for many walks who showed their affection towards him by giving him treats which resulted in the poor dog ballooning to a whopping 77 pounds which is three times the weight he should have been it got to the point where he couldn't even get up to walk or respond to anyone and realizing things had got way out of control his owners gave him up for adoption he was taken in by a trainee vet who set up a crowdfunding campaign to help raise funds to take care of him the immediate goal was for him to lose 40 pounds something that was managed by regular exercise and carefully planned diet and then at that point he underwent surgery to remove the excess skin now obi is a perfectly healthy weight and looks just like any other datsun he's proof that no matter how out of control an animal's weight gets there's always a way to r

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se the trend with enough effort number one neville the pixie frog american bullfrogs which are also known as pixie frogs thanks to their scientific name that...
sounds similar are large species that are native to most countries in africa they can be found living in a wide range of habitats from the dry savannas and scrub lands to lakes canals and ditches but those that are kept in captivity tend to put on a lot more weight than they would do normally the reason for this is that they are used to having to take food when it's available in the wild because they n

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know for sure when they'll be able to eat next this of course isn't a concern when they're being kept as a pet but don't know that so we'll still eat

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y bit of food that's on offer usually they weigh up to three pounds but it's not unheard of for them to reach four or five pounds in a tank not only do they eat more but they don't get the opportunity for as much exercise so they won't burn off the calories anywhere near as quickly as you can see this results in individuals that will barely move to get their food and when they do it seems as if they struggle they don't seem capable of moving around on their legs and instead resemble a ball rolling forward on their bellies subscribe to top fives for more and check out some of our other popular videos you