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Hero monkey saves his pal's life after electrocution and goes viral!

Macaque monkeys, India.
Macaque monkeys, India. Image by Jean-Pierre Dalbéra / CC BY 2.0

An Indian monkey has become an internet hero after saving the life of another monkey at Kanpur train station in Uttar Pradesh. The heroic macaque intervened after another monkey was electrocuted by overhead cables and fell onto the tracks, performing an improvised version of CPR by dunking the unconscious monkey in cold water. Amazingly, the technique worked, and the rescue ended, as these things often do, with a friendly grooming. Read more: aninews.in