Sherman the Hedgehog is one of 10 obese hedgehogs rescued from the streets by employees of the Ramat Gan Safari Zoo in the Israeli city. Eating leftovers of human food, which has too much fat and protein, they gained excess weight which prevents them from curling up into a ball to defend themselves from predators.
When Sherman arrived at the wildlife zoo he weighed 1.6 kilos, while the average weight for the animal should be just 600-900 grams. Caring zookeepers decided to help the overweight hedgehog shed the extra weight and put him on a strict diet and exercise regime.
Even the happiest and most energetic dogs can sometimes get tired and bored, so they have to figure out ways to do something entertaining in order to avoid depression, but without running or jumping. Trying to catch its own tail is a perfect option for almost every pup in such a situation.
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