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Thousands of alligators and cattle are currently dying on Bananal Island, Brazil caught in lakes that completely dried up.

It hasn’t rained since 140 days in the region. Water and fish populations have almost completely disappeared on the largest river island in the world. Eleven cities have been put in emergency and 27 are others on alert, because of lack of water.

The terrifying video shows apocalyptic images of dried up alligators and cattle caught in mud and waiting for their death near São Félix do Araguaia on Bananal Island. Look at the calf jammed together with a bunch of alligators in the mud:

Many animals have died and those that have survived are clustered in puddles of mud as rivers across the Bananal island have dried up completely

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An emergency team has been sent to rescue alligators and cattle caught in lagoons that dried up due to prolonged drought in the region of Bananal Island, southwest of Tocantins in Brazil. via Globo

Moreover, cattle raised by indigenous people are also dying because of the apocalyptic drought.

Now, Brasilia has sent a team of scientists on-site to rescue alligators and other animals in lagoons that dried up due to prolonged drought near São Félix do Araguaia on Bananal Island.

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Many animals have died and those who still survive clustered in puddles of mud. via Globo

According to scientific reports, one of the reptiles was more than four meters long and had to be immobilized by five men and two women. Alligators are taken to nearby ponds that still have water… temporarily!

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The drought in the Araguaia river basin has caused great disaster on Bananal Island, the largest river island in the world. via Globo
This is the third consecutive year of severe drought in Tocantins, which was more intense this year due to the prolonged drought in the Araguaia river basin.
Water has completely disappeared and trucks can cross the Bananal island from one end to the other. Indians living on the site are no longer finding fish to survive. In the capital, it hasn’t rained since 140 days.  Below average rain have been forecast thoughout December 2017. Eleven cities have been put in emergency and 27 are others on alert, because of lack of water.
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