Germany’s Animal Celebrity Du Jour Put on a Diet

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Heidi the Cross-Eyed Opossum became an overnight media sensation in Germany after a newspaper profile brought her to the public's attention, winning the opossum over 180,000 Facebook fans and her own line of merchandise. But zookeepers have now put Heidi on a controversial diet. If Heidi loses the fatty deposits behind her eyes, she may no longer have the cross eyes to which she owes her fame and unique beauty. She'd become just another skinny, plastic media whore! Even animal celebrities are selling out now. [NYP]