Watch These Monkeys Cannonball Into a Pool (Video)

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Well, we're just a little over two weeks into summer, and it's already safe to say that this year will be another scorcher. Naturally, as the mercury climbs, the one thing that seems to be on everybody's mind is the desire to take a playful dip in a pool of water -- but clearly humans aren't the only ones that have turned cooling-off into an artform.

And if there's one motif that can inspire a bit of primate solidarity, it just might be the cannonball.

In Jaipur, India, where the average high temperature was 101°F last month, finding solace from the heat is serious business, though for one rowdy group of macaques, it looks a lot like fun and games.

According to YouTube user Misterkilleen, the video above was recorded outside the steamy city's (aptly named) Sun Temple.

Monkeys, of course, aren't the only ones who in recent weeks have been caught co-opting our pools as their own Club Meds. At a hotel in Tanzania today, guests were surprised to find the resort's resident giraffe had found its way into the wading pool, despite the common misconception that the species can't swim.

Just days earlier, a mother black bear and her two cubs made whimsical headlines in Altadena, California after being discovered taking a dip in a backyard swimming pool.

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Editors note: A previous version of this post incorrectly identified the monkeys in the video as langurs, and not rhesus macaques, as is the case.

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