In her forthcoming memoir, Marina Chapman writes of being kidnapped and abandoned in the Colombian jungle when she was five years old.
She survived by living with a group of capuchin monkeys until, five years later, she came upon a pair of hunters who sold her as a slave in a brothel in exchange for a parrot.
She escaped the brothel and lived on the streets of Cucuta, where she became the leader of a group of homeless and orphaned children.
The memoir, “The Girl With No Name: The Incredible True Story of the Girl Raised by Monkeys,” is set to be published in 2013.
Nowadays, Marina is a mother of two, and is married to an Englishman. She works in an inner city children’s nursery in Bradford, England. She delights the children by climbing trees as fast and as agile as monkeys would.