For 41 years, the guy remained hidden in the bush. And he had been keeping his identity a secret from others throughout.
He had been so preoccupied with collecting and hunting that he had never even considered the possibility that there were female humans somewhere.
In terms of age, Ho Van Lang has made it to 49 years young. And he consented to uproot his life from the woods and settle in a sleepy outpost.
Only eight years ago, though, Van made an effort to live as far from civilization as possible.
He was just eight years old when he found himself lost in the bush. Weeks slipped into months, and then years, and Ho forgot that there was ever a society outside of the jungle.
Ho’s father gave him the Tarzan upbringing he deserved. Having never seen a human being, the child had to teach himself to hunt and navigate the bush. After 41 years of this, he was finally discovered by a search team.
It was revealed that Ho’s father had kept the presence of females a complete secret from his son. The first time the ex-Tarzan saw a lady, he didn’t know what to make of her.
And it took a while to explain to him how everything works in the world.
Fortunately, Ho has spent the last several years acclimating himself to this strange new civilisation.
He has a busy lifestyle and has started to plan his wedding. Considering he just started to learn about the world, he’s doing really well.