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Monkeys fall from trees due to heat wave in Mexico

Authorities predict that temperatures will exceed 45 degrees Celsius in a third of the country

The heat wave that is sweeping through much of the Mexican territory is causing the howler monkeys, or saraguatos, to fall from the trees in the jungles of the southeast of the country.

In the midst of a harsh drought and extremely high temperatures - authorities predict that temperatures will exceed 45 degrees Celsius in a third of the country - veterinarians and ecologists from the state of Tabasco, one of the southern regions of the Gulf of Mexico, warned that the primates most characteristic of their area are falling dead from the trees.

At least 83 of these monkeys, medium in size but whose roars echo loudly in the jungles, have been found dead by different local groups that raised the alarm. Others have been luckier and were found still alive, AP reported.

Five were rescued by residents of the Tabasco town of Tecolutilla and taken to a local veterinarian who fought to save them. A colleague helped him diagnose but they saw it clearly: it was heat stroke.

“They arrived in a critical state of dehydration, dehydration and fever,” veterinarian Sergio Valenzuela explained to The Associated Press. “They were like rags, as if they were stuffed,” he explained.

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