Children Raised by Animals
A feral child is a human child who has lived away from human contact from a very young age, and has little or no experience of human care, loving or social behavior, and, crucially, of human language. Feral children are confined by humans (often parents), brought up by animals, or live in the wild in isolation.
There have been over one hundred reported cases of feral children, and this is a selection of ten of them. Unlike Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, these tales of feral kids surviving in the wild are decidedly darker and reportedly true.