A pack of wild monkeys helped a Chilean tourist who’d been separated from his tour group survive in the Amazon rainforest for more than a week by dropping fruit in his path and leading him to water and safety every day, National Geographic reports.
Less than a month ago, 25-year-old Maykool Coroseo Acuña inexplicably abandoned the Max Adventures campgrounds in the Bolivian rainforest. Dozens of park rangers looked night and day for Acuña, and his family even flew in to help the search effort. Eventually, Acuña’s sister found him after hearing him scream in anguish through the rainforest leaves on day nine.
Nobody is quite sure why Acuña suddenly took off and ran into the brush by himself, but he left without a trace.