Wolf Girl
In July 1974, at least four people claimed to have seen a child of about ten or twelve years old, with blonde, matted hair and wearing tattered red clothing, running through vines and bushes in a wooded district on the north-west edge of Delphos, a small town in Kansas. One witness described encountering the girl during a search for her; she didn't speak but only growled at him before running off. Children had also seen the 'girl' eating out of cat and dog dishes.

Kamala and Amala
Kamala and Amala are two of the most interesting cases of feral children. The wolf girls were about 18 months (Amala) and eight years old (Kamala) when they were found together in a wolves' den. However, it is believed that they were not sisters, but were abandoned — or taken by wolves — some years apart.


Kamala and Amala were two young girls discovered living with wolves in 1920 near Midnapore, India. They are two of the better-documented cases of feral children. While the girls' ages at the time of their discovery is ultimately unknown, Kamala appears to have been about seven or eight years old, while Amala was just an infant at around one and a half years. The girls were probably not sisters, having presumably been abducted by the wolves at different times. The two were first observed by Joseph Singh, a missionary who worked at an orphanage in the area, who had observed two human-like figures living with wolves in an old termite mound. Singh captured the girls and took them back to his orphanage in order to care for them. Amala, the younger girl, died after only a year, but Kamala lived until 1929 when she died of typhoid fever. Singh later published his diaries recounting his experiences with the girls.

According to Singh, Kamala and Amala both exhibited wolf-like behaviors. Both girls had developed thick calluses on their palms and knees from having walked on all fours. The girls were mostly nocturnal, had an aversion to sunshine, and could see very well in the dark. They also exhibited an acute sense of smell and an enhanced ability to hear. The girls enjoyed the taste of raw meat and would eat out of a bowl on the ground, much like dogs. In addition, the girls exhibited a hypersensitivity to touch, and hated wearing clothes. In fact, they seemed to be insensitive to cold and heat. The young girls appeared to show few human emotions of any kind, apart from fear.



Feral children
'Feral' or wild child is a human child who has been brought up in the wild, separate from society and isolated from contact with other people. Well documented and trustworthy accounts of feral children are rare, but do exist. There are various causes for the phenomenon, it may be the result of the child being abandoned by parents, or being intentionally isolated from society, perhaps in a locked room (like Kaspar Hauser), or the child may even have been stolen by wild animals.



Peter- the feral boy
In 1724, a 'naked, brownish, black-haired creature' was caught in the woods near the German town of Hamelin. The 'creature' was found to be a feral boy of about twelve, who at first behaved like a wild animal eating birds and vegetables raw, before becoming more docile. Given the name Peter the boy was made the possession of King George I of England where he was later taken. In England he spent most of his time either lying by the fire or roaming through the countryside. Peter never learned to talk and lived the rest of his life in England until his death in 1785. It was later discovered that Peter had only been living wild for about a year before his discovery and had actually left home because of physical abuse by his father

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