Monday, July 06, 2009

Raised by Wolves

"Wild Child" stories are not really all that uncommon. I chose "raised by wolves" for the title of today's article because it's such a common phrase. Wolves are the most widely known in this context, but you can find such stories involving all sorts of animals.

Here's one at the Daily Mail (UK) site, involving dogs and actually occurring in a house, because the father left and the mother was not mentally competent to take care of her daughter.

And in this story we return to the idea of socialization. Without anyone to teach the girl how to act as human society dictates, to dogs took over the role and socialized her in their ways.

The girl was only 3 years old when she was found, so she shouldn't have any trouble becoming socialized to humans. I wonder if the dogs will be able to stay with her...

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