10 Shocking Cases Of Real Life Feral Children



While it may seem that feral children would only ever happen in movies or television shows, there have actually been several cases in the past hundred years. It is exceedingly rare but occasionally a child will be cut off from the rest of human society and grow up away from other people. These instances can see a youngster being raised by animals or living in a completely isolated world, whether they have been abandoned by their parents or have run away from home.

The Syrian Gazelle Boy

The Syrian Gazelle Boy is unique amongst feral children in that he is the only known example to have not been removed from the wild and seen attempts to be integrated back into human society. Anthropologists Jean-Claude Auger discovered him in 1960 and noted that he could run on all fours but also stand upright. Other reports indicate that he would eat desert roots and other plants and move incredibly quickly across the ground.

Dina Sanichar

Dina Sanichar, otherwise known as the Indian Wolf Boy, lived in the wild for around 6 years before hunters spotted him running into a wolf den on all fours. Fearing for the boy’s safety, the hunters smoked out the wolf and her cubs before killing the animals. Dina was then taken to an orphanage, where he was looked after, though he never learned to speak.