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"Nat Geo Originals - Woman Raised by Monkeys" on National Geographic Channel

Photo Credit: National Geographic Channel

Photo Credit: National Geographic Channel

In around 1954, in a remote village somewhere along the border of Colombia and Venezuela, a young girl was happily shelling peas in her family’s allotment, eagerly awaiting the arrival of her fifth birthday. Within minutes her contented little life was to change forever.

With no time to cry for help, a hand covered her mouth with a cloth. She remembers being kidnapped, and when she eventually surfaced, she soon realized shed been abandoned, alone deep in the Colombian jungle. So began Marinas epic life story of survival...and some five years, that she says she spent living in the jungle alongside a troop of capuchin monkeys who allowed her to stay close and even groomed her.

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