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Fat Cat That Got The Cream Becomes A Celeb At Zoo

Fat Cat That Got The Cream Becomes A Celeb At Zoo

There are plenty of fat cats in modern day China - but none quite as overweight as this one.

Xiao Yun is the calorie-challenged leopard who is so overweight he has become a superstar.

People travel from miles around to witness first hand the cat that got the cream - and everything else besides.

Xiao is a clouded leopard who resides in the zoo at Chengdu city in southwest China’s Sichuan province.

Clouded leopards are famous for their nimble bodies, but he is so big he can barely move.

Now aged 20, he is well past his allotted lifespan so there are no plans to put him on a diet anytime soon.

Three years ago, Xiao began his massive weight gain. Now he sleeps about 23 hours every day and spends the other one hour eating.

Zoo keepers initially tried to encourage it to do exercises and lose weight, but he never showed any interest. They feed him 1.5 kilograms of food every day, which is the minimum amount.

But it still hasn't helped.

And now it seems they have given up. "The zoo is a good place for its declining years," said one keeper.

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