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An information sheet on feral children.
What is a feral child?
A feral child is a human child who has lived isolated from human contact from a very young age, and has no (or very little) experience of human care, loving or social behavior, and, crucially, of human language.
Why are there feral children?
Children turn into feral children because of many various reasons. They are either confined by people (usually their own parents) due to the parents' rejection of their severe intellectual or physical impairment or they may have faced severe child abuse or trauma before being abandoned or running away.
How are they then brought up?
Some live in the wild on their own whilst others take the support of wild animals and are brought up by them to be like them with their characteristics.
Cases of feral children.
A Romanian boy who lived for approximately three years in the wild. In February 2002, a shepherd found him huddling in a cardboard box naked and barely alive. Although he was seven years old, he looked like a three year old because of suffering from malnutrition and
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