A local forest ranger said, “We suspect the tiger that has recently killed a man in Mohammdi scared the monkeys, which resulted in their death."

In an odd video recently released, twelve monkeys were discovered dead in north India under mysterious causes.

The Daily Mail reports that locals in the Kotwali Mohammadi area of the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh discovered twelve monkey corpses in the forest near their village this Monday.

The locals can be seen on video bagging up the bodies of these monkeys so that they could be brought to a local veterinarian clinic. Those who discovered the bodies first suspected that the monkeys had been poisoned by local farmers.

Once they brought the monkeys’ bodies to the clinic, it was determined that all twelve of them had died from heart failure.

Vet Dr. Sanjeev Kumar stated, “It was confirmed in the post-mortem report that the monkeys died due to cardiac arrest.”

This led a panel of four veterinarians at the clinic that analyzed the bodies to conclude that the monkeys must have been scared to death by the roar of a tiger. Tigers are common in the area, and one had been heard roaring not long before the bodies were discovered.

A Kotwali Mohammadi forest ranger said, “We suspect the tiger that has recently killed a man in Mohammdi scared the monkeys, which resulted in their death.”

However, many wildlife experts are skeptical of this diagnosis.

Dr. Brijendra Singh, a veterinarian and wildlife expert, said, “Monkeys are a wild animal and they don’t die in this manner. All the monkeys might have been suffering from some infection that claimed their lives.”

This theory that the monkeys died from an infection that affected their hearts has gained greater support from the larger veterinary community who doubt it is possible that these monkeys have died from fright.


Next, check out the video some are saying captures footage of the extinct Tasmanian tiger alive and well. Then, learn about the wild monkeys who helped a tourist lost in the Amazon survive his ordeal,

Gabe Paoletti
Gabe is a New York City-based writer and an Editorial Intern at All That Is Interesting.
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