posted on Apr, 7 2017 @ 05:54 PM
I just came across this recent article on the BBC News website: www.bbc.com...
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parents of girl 'living with monkeys'
India Police Search for Parents of Girl "Living with Monkeys"
A couple of points that I found interesting:
The little girl, aged between eight and 10, was found a few weeks ago in a forest in Uttar Pradesh.
Doctors said she could not communicate and displayed "monkey-like" traits.
A senior police official told BBC Hindi she had been playing with a pack of monkeys and imitating their behaviour when police went to rescue
The police official, Suresh Yadav, said the monkeys attacked his squad when they arrived to take her away.
Of course there's no telling at this point how long she'd been living with the monkeys. Some details do give a clue however:
Doctors said she was malnourished when she was brought in, with long hair and nails, and wounds on her body.
She was also unable to communicate but would screech and initially walked on all fours.
Historically, there are a lot of hoaxes and folklore about such cases. But there are also a few actual cases on the record before this one.
Most of the children end up with severe developmental issues and some physical issues. There are cases of people who allege to have experienced this,
but when they end up living fairly normal lives, their stories are doubted.
Some interesting cases:
" target="_blank" class="postlink">Feral Children
" target="_blank" class="postlink">Child of the wild still spurns life as a human
Its amazing to me how the various animals in these cases will adopt the child and how the child attempts to fit in. I know that the cases are
probably too few to really establish much scientifically, but I wonder what this does to a child's self-consciousness.