Feral Children – Is It Real? National Geographic Documentary_Featured_, Featured Videos, Nature Saturday, February 11th, 2012
This NatGeo documentary examines feral children, who are children that have grown up with minimal human contact, or even none at all. While stories of children being “raised by wolves” are exagerated, there have been a few documented cases of a child having grow up alone in the wild. Whether abandoned by parents or runaways from abusive households, these children often find reintegration into human society difficult. A common thread is their inability to learn language; having not been exposed to speech during a crucial time in their development, their brains have lost the ability to learn this most human of skills.