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World’s most heroic monkey leaps into action to save electrocuted friend

There's no monkeying around here.


Michelle Jaworski


Posted on Dec 22, 2014   Updated on May 29, 2021, 10:26 pm CDT

These monkeys have each other’s backs, no matter the peril.

Onlookers at a train station in Kanpur, India, gathered near the tracks on Saturday after witnessing something incredible: When a monkey got electrocuted while walking on the high-tension wires that hover above the tracks, another monkey quickly came to its rescue. While the first monkey was unconscious, the second tried to wake it up, resulting in the amazing scene captured in the video below.

The conscious monkey tried a variety of techniques before his friend began to show signs of life. The rescuer monkey may think this was all in a day’s work, but for the amazed crowd of onlookers, the incident was an unforgettable one.

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*First Published: Dec 22, 2014, 2:47 pm CST