Friday, May 26, 2017


Girl Found Living With Monkeys & Walking On All Fours Finds Hope

  • A Real-Life Mowgli
  • Rescue Attempt
  • Monkeys Give Chase
  • Poor Health
  • Monkey-Like Behavior
  • Unusual Way of Moving Around
  • Eating off the Floor
  • More Ape-Like Behavior
  • A Breakthrough
  • Search for Her Family
  • Kidnapped or Dead
  • Doubt about Her Disappearance
  • Hurdles Ahead

A Real-Life Mowgli

A group of men was working in a jungle in Uttar Pradesh in the north of India in early 2017 when they stumbled upon something startling. The woodcutters were concentrating on their work when they discovered something that would make headlines across the world. While traipsing across the Katarniaghat forest, they encountered a family of monkeys. While that’s not strange, the monkey’s companion was quite unusual.

A Real-Life Mowgli
A Real-Life Mowgli

It appeared that a little girl was living with the monkeys. Who wouldn’t be shocked by such a thing? According to The Independent, the men claimed she was naked and “very comfortable in the company of monkeys.”

It seemed as though the woodcutters had found a real-life Mowgli, the fictional character from Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book series. The character, just like the little girl, is a naked feral child from an area in India. He first appeared in Kipling’s short story In The Rukh published in 1893. Mowgli became one of the most beloved characters in Kipling’s series. In the book, Mowgli is reared by a pack of wolves. Read on to find out what happened to this little girl.

Rescue Attempt
Rescue Attempt

The men decided they wanted to save the girl. However, their attempts at rescuing the child were thwarted. The monkeys did what they could to protect their pack.

Police got involved and attempted to rescue the girl, who appeared to be between the ages of 10 and 12. They faced a bit of resistance from the monkeys. It seemed as though the young girl had grown close to her adopted family because the primates did what they could to keep her safe. According to a local police officer, “When they tried to rescue the girl, they were chased away by the monkeys.”

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