Tubby lemurs lose weight to boost sex life

Bobby (left) and Noemie (right) have been on a low fat diet to shift their extra weight

By Cara Sulieman

A PAIR of lemurs have been trimming down for summer thanks to a little help from their keepers at Edinburgh Zoo.

Bobby and Noemie were piling on the pounds as they lazed around waiting for their next meal.

But after nine months of low fat food and more exercise, they have shed a kilo between them and are closing in on their target weight.

Extra weight would mean the pair being less likely to breed and, as they are an endangered species, it is important they produce offspring.

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By Cara Sulieman

A SCOTS charity is desperately searching for help re-homing neglected horses after being inundated with rescued steeds.

But with less people willing to provide a new home because of the credit crunch, the centre is struggling to cope.

Most recently the rescue centre at Belwade Farm in Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, took in six abused and neglected ponies found locally after being found in a terrible state.

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