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Feral Children: The Story Genie, a Child Kept in Extreme Isolation

Feral children are children who have grown up with minimal human contact, or even none at all. Besides children being raised in the "natural state" provided by the wild, there are also many cases of children who were raised or kept in extreme isolation. This is the story of Genie.

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The Effect of Parental Neglect on Emotional, Language and Brain Development

What are the effects of being reared in a deprived setting, without love or companionship? Would the effects of such deprivation be reversible? Or would the damage be permanent?

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What Are Feral Children?

Feral children are children who have grown up with minimal human contact, or even none at all. They may have been raised by animals (often wolves) or somehow survived on their own.

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Isabelle: The Story of a Child Kept in Extreme Isolation

A feral child is a human child who has lived away from human contact from a very young age, and has little or no experience of human care, loving or social behavior, and, crucially, of human language. Feral children are confined by humans (often parents), brought up by animals, or live in the wild in isolation. This is the story of Isabelle.

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Victor of Aveyron — The Story of a Feral Child

In the late eighteenth century a child of eleven or twelve was captured, who some years before had been seen completely naked in the Caune Woods in France, seeking acorns and roots to eat. The boy was given the name Victor and is often referred to as the Wild Boy of Aveyron.

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Feral Children: The Story of Amala and Kamala

Probably the best known story of feral children is that of two girls, Amala and Kamala, who were raised by a she-wolf. In 1920, as the story goes, Reverend J. A. L. Singh saw a mother wolf and cubs, two of whom had long, matted hair and looked human. After considerable preparations and difficulties, the two human creatures were captured.

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