After being kidnapped in Colombia in 1954 at the age of five, Marina Chapman spent an estimated five years in the South American jungle alongside monkeys, who she observed foraging and avoiding predators. Although they didn’t take her in immediately, one elderly monkey led her to water when she was wracked with intestinal pain, and eventually the little girl and the primates formed a semblance of a family. When she was rescued by hunters, she’d lost all human language and was eventually sold into a brothel before escaping to England. Chapman, believed to be in her early 60's now, is married with children and released her memoir, The Girl With No Name: The Incredible True Story of the Girl Raised by Monkeys, this year.
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