Following her mother’s ape-raised upbringing, a Bradford vocalist moved to South America’s jungles.
Yorkshire-born and raised Vanessa Forero, 40, came to Colombia’s Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta to mimic her mother Marina Chapman.
Miss Forero will appear on Tuesday in Channel 5’s Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild.
In Colombia, white-faced capuchin monkeys raised Ms. Chapman after smugglers abandoned her for dead at four.
She spent five years learning food-finding and tree-climbing from the monkeys, according to her astonishing and disputed claim.
In The Girl With No Name, hunters rescued her, but a Mafia family enslaved her and sold her to a prostitute until she fled to England and married Bradford scientist John Chapman.
The couple has two children, Joanna and Ms. Forero, who writes music jingles and is creating and recording tribal pop tunes.
Vanessa, a ‘British-Colombian’ with a lifelong love of nature, ventured into the wild following her 15-year marriage, the Mail writes.
She will appear on Channel 5’s New Lives in the Wild on Tuesday, where Ben Fogle will interview her about her new habitat in Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
‘This is the first time I’ve felt a feeling of home and belonging,’ she told presenter Fogle in the show.
‘And the monkeys do come around. They howl a lot in the trees. They are really loud. I’ve also got a big cat somewhere.
‘Joanna came out more like Dad. She works as a civil servant and is married with three kids living in Leeds. I was like Mum – born with jungle feet and twigs in my hair.’
She added: ‘Mum doesn’t like that I’m here – and so far away from her. But at the same time, she can see why I am here.’
Ms Chapman contributed to the initiative and declared her support after first reservations.
She said in the programme: ‘I felt uneasy at first because I never felt Colombia’s easy… or safe. But I’m not worried anymore.
‘She won’t get in a mess. She’s smart and I’m very proud of her.’
Source My Celebrity Life.