Children who have apparently been nurtured in the wild by animals. Also, children that by some twist of fate and/or circumstance were raised in a non-human, inhuman or sub-human environment, and because of it did not learn how to communicate and/or behave in a human manner.
There have been, since the 1600s, about 40 cases of feral children which become widely known and documented.
Among the cases of long ago, there are a few that deserve mention, such as those of the Hessian Wolf-Boy (1341), of Wild Peter of Hanover found in 1724 in Germany who was brought to England by King George I, of the Irish sheep-boy (1672), of the Lithuanian bear-boy found in 1661 living among bears who was adopted by a Polish count who attempted to "humanize" him, of the Wild Boy of Aveyron (Victor) a child of about 12 who was seized by three hunters in France in 1798 as he was climbing a tree who was seen by locals throughout many years running in the wild entirely naked before his capture, and the well documented case of Kaspar Hauser (1828). Another case, whose authenticity has been disputed, is that of Kamala and Amala, two feral girls supposedly found among wolf cubs in India in 1920.
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