Very Fat Monkey – level 3

24-05-2017 15:00

After gorging himself on junk food left behind by tourists, a morbidly obese wild monkey called ‘Uncle Fat’ has been placed on a strict diet. He has been limited to lean protein, fruit and vegetables.

The zoo’s veterinary physician said that the mass of fat became a type of benign tumour possibly also causing diabetes, vascular disease and eventually heart diseases. At the current 26 kilograms, the monkey is three times the average weight for his species.

Difficult words: gorge on (eat a large amount), morbidly obese (so fat it can kill you), lean (with little fat), benign (not malignant – cancerous), vascular (relating to blood circulation).

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