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5-year-old girl raised by monkeys


To coax her two daughters to sleep, British housewife Marina Chapman would tell them bedtime stories about growing up in the jungle. These were no fairy tales, though — they were based on her own life. At the age of 5, Chapman, who then lived in Colombia, was reportedly kidnapped and abandoned in the jungle, left for dead. She managed to join a tribe of capuchin monkeys, “copying what they ate and drank, their social activities, their language,” until she was a part of the family, which she stayed with for five years. Chapman chronicles her extraordinary tale in her bookThe Girl With No Name: The Incredible True Story of the Girl Raised by Monkeys, but hers is not the first incredible tale of a child raised in the wild. Here, Marina’s story and five other reported cases of children raised by animals:

http://theweek.com/article/index/235216/6-children-raised-by-animals

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