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9 children who were raised by animals

By: Bryan Nelson on Aug. 11, 2010, 12:55 p.m.
Tombstone for Peter the Wild Boy

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Peter the Wild Boy

A naked, hairy boy walking on all fours emerged from the woods near Hamelin, Germany, in 1724. Eventually coaxed into being captured, he behaved like a wild animal, choosing to eat both birds and vegetables raw and was incapable of speaking. After being moved to England, he was given the name of Peter the Wild Boy. Though he never learned to talk, he supposedly loved music, was taught menial tasks, and lived to an advanced age. A gravestone marks where he was laid to rest in a churchyard in 1785.