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Season 2 Episode 16

Feral Children

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Mar 19, 2007 on National Geographic
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Feral Children
While stories of children being "raised by wolves" are exagerated, there have been a few documented cases of a child having grow up alone in the wild. Whether abandoned by parents or runaways from abusive households, these children often find reintegration into human society difficult. A common thread is their inability to learn language; having not been exposed to speech during a crucial time in their development, their brains have lost the ability to learn this most human of skills.moreless

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