Do wild animals ever get overweight or obese?

July 16, 2009 1:33am CST
Hi All, As we know food is hard to come by in the wild, so rarely will an animal have the opportunity to overfeed. some animals do overeat to preserve stomach for winter. Even after this all conditions do animals become obese?
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@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
16 Jul 09
Wild animals that live near humans can become overweight. Because we throw away so much that is edible, our trash is often a source of food for wild animals like raccoons, squirrels, even foxes or deer in some areas. But the food that we throw away is usually not the best nutritional balance for those animals, and also contains a lot of fat and refined sugars that those animals wouldn't normally eat. In their natural habitats in the absence of humans, though, it isn't the norm for animals to become obese.
@meyows (438)
• India
16 Jul 09
As they are wild animals they do overeat and preserve stomach for winter.