Girl found living with monkeys in Indian forest

LUCKNOW, India — Indian police are reviewing reports of missing children to try to identify a girl who was found living in a forest with a group of monkeys.

The girl, believed to be 10 to 12 years old, was unable to speak, was wearing no clothes and was emaciated when she was discovered in January and taken to a hospital in Bahraich, a town in Uttar Pradesh state in northern India.

She behaved like an animal, running on her arms and legs and eating food off the floor with her mouth, said D.K. Singh, chief medical superintendent of the government-run hospital.

After treatment, she has begun walking normally and eating with her hands.


6 thoughts on “Girl found living with monkeys in Indian forest

  1. Jim: Please seen comments string on April 4 news of man charged with selling bear parts. This is unfortunate. Two commenters are engaging in ad hominem attacks in blogs, based on misreading of others’ comments/writings, along with faulty “facts.” Options to deal with it are remaining silent, which leaves people wondering if the commenters are right; answering, which does no good because they do not retract their incorrect statements and it also turns the blog into a verbal battle ground; abandoning the blogs they engage in if it continues. Sorry this is happening here too.

  2. I feel like I caused a problem without realizing. I had no idea what that site was, when I posted. I probably should have checked it out first. For me, posting is all about animal welfare. I probably should have asked Jim to delete it.

    • I don’t see why it should have been a problem. When you google, you look for specific information. Articles usually do not come with warning signs. If we are held to account for every site we view while surfing, we can get hampered by the fear of getting something wrong and having to explain it, which turns out to be impossible.

  3. This girl probably has had a better education than most kids her age–to bad that “behaving like an animal” has negative connotations for many–I think it’s a compliment to those who non-humans who lived with her.

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