The 'World's Fattest Hedgehog' Goes On A Diet Staff at a Scottish animal rescue center are putting Arbuckle the hedgehog on a diet after weighing in at about 5 pounds, which is four times a normal weight, according to the BBC.

The 'World's Fattest Hedgehog' Goes On A Diet

The 'World's Fattest Hedgehog' Goes On A Diet

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Staff at a Scottish animal rescue center are putting Arbuckle the hedgehog on a diet after weighing in at about 5 pounds, which is four times a normal weight, according to the BBC.

NOEL KING, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Noel King. Sometimes you have to be cruel to be kind. That's what the staff at a Scottish animal rescue center are saying after putting what is believed to be the world's fattest hedgehog on a strict diet and exercise regime. At 5 pounds, Arbuckle the hedgehog is about the size of a soccer ball. The person who found Arbuckle said he was feeding hedgehogs, and this one refused to go, though that may have been because he could hardly walk.

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