Twelve Monkeys Die from Heart Attacks Simultaneously after Hearing Scary Tigers Roaring in India
Twelve Monkeys Die from Heart Attacks Simultaneously after Hearing Scary Tigers Roaring in India

 

In Mohammdi forest area of Lakhimpur Kheri in India, a dozen monkeys were found lifeless. Post-mortem examination showed that the monkeys simultaneously died from heart attacks. Locals claimed that they heard several tigers roaring loudly before the deaths, which made experts think that they suffered from cardiac arrest after hearing the ‘scary’ roars.

A panel of four veterinarians led by deputy chief veterinary officer Dr Mohammed Farukh and comprising Dr Ravikant Verma, Dr AK Tripathi and Dr Pushpendra Kumar as other three members conducted post-mortem on the monkeys at veterinary hospital in Mohammdi.

“We suspect the tiger that has recently killed a man in Mohammdi scared the monkeys, which resulted in their death. When a tiger roars, it roars at least two-three times, and the same could have happened on Monday night,” said Yadav, who termed the deaths “an extremely sensitive matter”.

Wildlife experts are, however, of different opinion. Dr Brijendra Singh, a veterinarian, told TOI, “Monkeys are a wild animal and they don’t die in this manner, otherwise, it would have been easy to control their population. Blackbucks are considered as the most sensitive animal and die of heart attack. But, even blackbucks don’t die after they hear a tiger roaring.

“All the monkeys might have been suffering from some infection that claimed their lives. Other possibility could be poisoning which, however, has been ruled out by the post-mortem. In such cases viscera is sent to higher centres for further examinations.

 

LEAVE A REPLY