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Spider monkey attacked by dog, unlikely to survive says vet

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A dog attack against a spider monkey in the Colosio region of Playa del Carmen has left the monkey in critical condition.

The spider monkey left a tree and came down onto the residential road when he was attacked by a loose-running dog. The dog left the monkey with severe injuries, including in its neck.

Residents called authorities who arrived to find the monkey in severe distress. Personnel from the Directorate of Environment transferred the injured animal to a veterinarian.

Although the animal received medial attention, it was so seriously injured that his survival is deemed unlikely.