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How The Lifestyle Of The Boy Who Was Called 'Monkey' Has Changed After His Story Went Viral (Photos)

It is sad how people treat someone who looks or acts differently than them. That is what Zanziman Ellie from Rwanda, East Africa had to face as he suffers from microcephaly, where a baby is born with a small head.


His appearance and stunted mental ability led his villagers to outcast him, for which he had to retreat to the forest. It is this disorder that earned him the nickname “real-life Mowgli”.It is sad how people treat someone who looks or acts differently than them. That is what Zanziman Ellie from Rwanda, East Africa had to face as he suffers from microcephaly, where a baby is born with a small head.

His appearance and stunted mental ability led his villagers to outcast him, for which he had to retreat to the forest. It is this disorder that earned him the nickname “real-life Mowgli”. With his peers often calling him a monkey or an ape.

Zanziman Ellie, fled his home in Rwanda to live in the jungle, and his story became well-known after a documentary about his life was aired by Afrimax TV. Zanziman Ellie, Twenty-one-year-old Boy who lived in forest and eats grasses for meals is now a house owner.

 According to a news mirror report, Ellie’s mother told The Mirror that “God is a miracle worker" after the drastic change in their life came into being due to the documentary. She said: “He was being ridiculed and I would often run after him.

 At the moment he is in school with his peers and I am so happy. My son is having a good life, well-wishers have built me a house, my sorrow has been taken away.” Moreover, the film has made Ellie a local star, with people eagerly wanting to click pictures with him.

Today, Ellie has been enrolled at a special needs school in the Ubumwe Community Center, Gisenyi, Rwanda, where he has made many friends. He wears a suit regularly and attends classes daily along with his friends.

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