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Are there any cases of feral children in the United Kingdom in the last 100 years?

Asked by dannybrown (78 points ) April 19th, 2012

Feral children if you did not know is a child that has been brought up – with no human assistance – by a group of animals.
I am wanting to know if there are any serious cases within the UK that are as far back as the 20th century.

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Kayak8's avatar

I actually own a textbook on feral children, but I am not sure which (of many) bookcases it is in. If I get a chance over the weekend, I will take a look and see if I can find it.

Leanne1986's avatar

@Kayak8 what is the name of that book? I’m really interested in reading about this!

Kayak8's avatar

@Leanne1986 I think it is just called Feral Children. It is from the 1970s and I bought it from a library having a book sale. It is written like a college sociology text book using case studies.

RareDenver's avatar

There are loads here in Leeds right now!

geeky_mama's avatar

Most cases of Feral Children are in the former Soviet states (Ukraine, for example)..if you click on the reference links on the Wikipedia link you can see stories from the 20th century.
I didn’t see any in the UK, but there was a recent case (2007/2008) case in Florida in the US – her name is Danielle (Dani) and there are extensive stories and websites regarding her discovery at age 7 and how she is doing now as a teenager in her adoptive family.

Leanne1986's avatar

Thank you @Kayak8, sounds interesting!

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