Thursday, May 27, 2004

Feral Children

I was trying to remember the name of a book I once read that dealt with a wolf child (Knowledge of Angels by Jill Paton Walsh) so I was searching in Google and found this weird site, feralchildren.com. It's full of fascinating accounts of feral children from around the world and includes descriptions of the common physiological and psychological issues they face. It's disturbing but very fascinating as well. While wolves and dogs do seem to be the most common animal that feral children live with, they are not the only ones. Monkeys are pretty common too. The weirdest cases however involve bears, ostriches, and leopards.
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