The most famous child Mowgli: what happened to kids who grew up among animals

The most famous child Mowgli: what happened to kids who grew up among animals

Categories: Animals | Children | History

A child is influenced by the conditions in which it grows. And if up to five years, the child is surrounded by animals, not people, he adopts their habits and gradually lose human form. "Mowgli syndrome" — the name given to the formation of children in the wild. After returning to the people for many of them socialization became impossible. As the fate of the most famous child Mowgli — further in the review.

The most famous child Mowgli: what happened to kids who grew up among animals

The most famous child Mowgli: what happened to kids who grew up among animals

Indian girl Mowgli Kamala

The most famous child Mowgli: what happened to kids who grew up among animals

The statue of Romulus, Remus and the she-wolf who suckled them

The first known case of parenting animals, according to the legend, was the story of Romulus and Remus. According to the myth, as a child suckled by a she-wolf and later found and raised by a shepherd. Romulus was the founder of Rome, and the wolf — the emblem of the Italian capital. However, in the real-life stories about children, Mowgli rarely happen like happy ends.

The most famous child Mowgli: what happened to kids who grew up among animals

A scene from the cartoon "Mowgli", 1973

Story, born of the imagination of Rudyard Kipling, the fact is totally implausible: children lost before he learned to walk and talk, in adult life will not be able to master these skills. The first reliable historical event in the child's upbringing by wolves was recorded in 1341 in Hesse, Germany. Hunters found the child who lived in a pack of wolves, running on all fours, away jumping, screaming, growling and biting. The half-life of 8‑year-old boy held among animals. He could not talk and eat only raw food. Shortly after returning to the people the boy died.

The most famous child Mowgli: what happened to kids who grew up among animals

A scene from the cartoon "Mowgli", 1973

The most famous child Mowgli: what happened to kids who grew up among animals

The savage of Aveyron in life and in the movies

The most famous child Mowgli: what happened to kids who grew up among animals

Still from the film "Wild child" 1970

The described case was the story of the "wild boy of Aveyron". In 1797 in France, the peasants caught in a forest child 12-15 years who behaved as the little beast. He couldn't say the words he was replaced by a growl. Several times he ran away from the people in the mountains. After he was caught again, he became the object of scholarly attention. Naturalist Pierre-Joseph boyter wrote "Historical notes on the savage of Aveyron", where detailed observations.

The boy was insensitive to high and low temperatures, had a peculiar smell, and hearing, refused to wear clothes. Dr. Jean-Marc ITAR within six years trying to assimilate the Victor (as he called the boy), but he never learned to speak. He died at the age of 40 years. The life story of Victor of Aveyron was the basis of the film "Wild child".

The most famous child Mowgli: what happened to kids who grew up among animals

Still from the film "Wild child" 1970

The most famous child Mowgli: what happened to kids who grew up among animals

Still from the film "Wild child" 1970

The most famous child Mowgli: what happened to kids who grew up among animals

Dina Sanichar

Most children with the syndrome Mowgli found in India: since 1843 and 1933 there were 15 cases. Dina Sanichar lived in the den of wolves, it was found in 1867. The boy learned to walk on two legs, use utensils, clothes to wear, but to say he could not. Sanichar died at the age of 34 years.

The most famous child Mowgli: what happened to kids who grew up among animals

Indian Mowgli Amala and Kamala

In 1920, the Indian inhabitants of the village asked the missionaries to help them get rid of the terrible ghosts of the jungle. "Ghosts" were two girls, eight and two years old, who lived with wolves. They were placed in an orphanage and named Kamala and Amalou. They growled and howled, ate raw meat, moved on all fours. Amala lived less than a year, Kamala has died at the age of 17, reaching to this point of the development level of a four year old child.

The most famous child Mowgli: what happened to kids who grew up among animals

Indian Mowgli Amala and Kamala

In 1975, five children in the midst of wolves found in Italy. He was named RONO and placed in the Institute of child psychiatry, where doctors worked on his socialization. But the boy died, feeding on human food.

The most famous child Mowgli: what happened to kids who grew up among animals

Still from the film "Wild child" 1970

Such cases were numerous: the children were found among dogs, monkeys, pandas, leopards and the kangaroos (but often in the midst of wolves). Sometimes children were lost, sometimes parents get rid of them. Common symptoms for all who grew up among animals babies with the syndrome of Maguli was the inability to speak, moving on all fours, the fear of people, but excellent immunity and good health.

The most famous child Mowgli: what happened to kids who grew up among animals

Unfortunately, children who grew up among animals, not as strong and beautiful as Mowgli, and if the period of up to five years, they did not develop properly, too late to catch up, it was almost impossible. Even if the child managed to survive, he could no longer socialize.

The most famous child Mowgli: what happened to kids who grew up among animals

A scene from the cartoon "Mowgli", 1973

Keywords: Animals | History | Children | Childhood | Wolves | Baby | Flock | Fate | Toddlers | Syndrome | Education | Mowgli

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