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Howler monkeys dropping dead, falling from trees due to excessive heatwave: report

Posted on AllSides May 28th, 2024
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The extreme heatwave in Mexico is not only affecting the environment, it's wreaking havoc on the howler monkeys and causing them to fall dead out of trees, the Associated Press reported. 

"They were falling out of the trees like apples. They were in a state of severe dehydration, and they died within a matter of minutes," wildlife biologist Gilberto Pozo described what he witnessed to the AP. 

In the city of Tecolutilla, Tabasco state, it was reported that the dead monkeys started appearing on Friday, when a local volunteer fire-and-rescue squad showed up with...

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