April 8, 2017

"When police approached her, the monkeys surrounded the girl, protecting her as one of their own, and attacking an officer as the girl screeched at him...."

"After rescuing the girl, the officer sped away in his patrol car, the monkeys chasing him...."
Based on her behavior, it appears [the girl who appears to be 11 or 12] could have lived among the primates since she was an infant.... When the girl arrived at the hospital, she had wounds all over her body. “Her nails and hair were unkempt like monkeys,” [Bahraich police officer Dinesh] Tripathi said....

“The way she moved, even her eating habits were like that of an animal,” D.K. Singh, chief medical superintendent at Bahraich District Hospital, told the Associated Press in an interview recorded on video. “She would throw food on the ground and eat it directly with her mouth, without lifting it with her hands. She used to move around using only her elbows and her knees.... She behaves like an ape and screams loudly if doctors try to reach out to her,” Singh told the New Indian Express. Another doctor treating her said the girl struggles to understand anything, and makes apelike noises and facial expressions.
But monkeys don't walk on their knees and elbows, and they eat with their hands!



I'm skeptical.

21 comments:

Ken B said...

Yes. Hoax.

richlb said...

Notice how monkeys eat bananas from the short side not from the "handle" like humans tend to. I taught my son to eat his banana "monkey style."

Fernandinande said...

She ... screams loudly ... struggles to understand anything, and makes apelike noises and facial expressions.

My ex-wife wasn't raised by no monkeys. Pretty sure.

Big Mike said...

I'm skeptical.

Me too. Was this originally published a week ago, perhaps?

Owen said...

Mowgli's long-lost sister?

Fernandinande said...

Despite frequent raids on their apple trees, people in the Flying Saucer mobile home court side with the monkey. Some say they are suspicious of the animal testing done by scientists conduct at Fort Logan.
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"He's basically a social drinker," Stevens said, and isn't dangerous.
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"I don't care if they never catch him," said Rocky Rockwell, 73. "Why would I care? He's no harm."

EDH said...

Her last name is Dolenz, so there's that.

The elbow walk might be a submissive gesture so as not to tower over the more dominant primates?

And the food she threw on the floor was... Indian food.

dreams said...

I just read that monkeys don't eat bananas in the wild.

ddh said...

Next thing you know, you'll be telling us that the half-naked woman with webbed feet who was found in the Sierra Nevada isn't a mermaid.

Fernandinande said...

Big Mike said...
'I'm skeptical.'
Me too. Was this originally published a week ago, perhaps?


The hospital is in trouble for taking bribes, so this might be a distraction.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

And the food she threw on the floor was... Indian food.

I would too. Too much curry, strangely colored food and weird spices. Ptoooey.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

After rescuing the girl...

Based on the account, it sounds more like a kidnapping than a rescue.

Nell said...

The WaPo reporter could have dug a little deeper---the Guardian is now reporting that the girl is disabled and likely recently abandoned by her family https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/08/indian-girl-found-in-jungle-was-not-living-with-monkeys-officials-say

Very sad story

traditionalguy said...

We always heard of someone going native in British India and among long term American Indian captive women and children who were found. But I never heard of going marsupial before.

Etienne said...

It would be amazing for her to survive all the childhood diseases common to humans. Maybe children don't get childhood diseases in the wild? Hmm...

Yancey Ward said...

No, this was Hillary! around 2:00 a.m. on November 9th. And Inga.

raf said...

But monkeys don't walk on their knees and elbows, and they eat with their hands!

So obviously she was actually raised by wolves. The monkeys kidnapped her from the wolves, although they thought of it as a rescue.

Bill said...

Song for this post.

Bob Loblaw said...

The WaPo reporter could have dug a little deeper---the Guardian is now reporting that the girl is disabled and likely recently abandoned by her family

I've seen dozens of variations on this story over the years and they all ended up being hoaxes.

Leigh said...

@Nell is right. WaPo's new update ...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2017/04/08/indian-girl-may-not-have-been-raised-by-monkeys-new-reports-suggest/?tid=a_inl&utm_term=.c5fa15cafd85

Ken B said...

How was this not more fake news from the wapo?