By: Jodi Westrick
In tonight's premiere of Raised Wild, Dr. Mary-Ann Ochota journeys to equatorial Africa to uncover the truth behind the rumor of young boy raised by monkeys.
The series sets to get to the bottom of several stories of children raised in the wild who took on animalistic behaviors. In the story of John Ssebunya, otherwise known as the "Monkey Boy of Uganda," Ochota sets out to reveal whether or not the child who was discovered to be living with vervet monkeys in 1992 exists. Learn more about the story in the clip below.
The three hour series, which premieres tonight at 9PM E/P and continues at the same time on Nov. 24 and 30, will delve deep into the world of feral children. In addition to the "Monkey Boy of Uganda," here are five other examples of children raised in the wild.