VIDEO: The heartbreaking story of Zanziman who can’t speak, eats grass and likes playing in bush


Campaigners are raising money to help a ‘real-life Tarzan’ who has been bullied all his life for the way he looks.

Zanziman Ellie, 21, lives in a jungle in Rwanda, East Africa with his mum, who recently spoke about him in an interview with Afrimax TV.

He is non-verbal and is believed to have learning disabilities.

Zanziman’s mum said she knew her son would be different immediately after birth, because he had an abnormally small head and unusual facial features.

He has never been to school due to learning difficulties, and is not able to speak or properly communicate with other humans.

Sadly he has been the target of bullying in his village for his entire life, with people often calling him a ‘monkey’ or an ‘ape’.

Zanziman’s mum said in the interview she has to chase after him every evening to bring him home, as he spends all day running through the jungle for hours on end.

Sometimes he covers up to 230 kilometres – or 143 miles – in a week.

Watch video below:

— Afrimax English

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