Social workers who rescued her called her a feral child
and thought she'd have to live the rest of her life in a nursing home, but a family that had been hoping for a daughter adopted her.
I feel compelled to work hard, said the teen actress at a recent press conference for media's Hanggang Makita Kang Muli, where she portrays a feral child
confined in a dark room for almost her entire life.
There's also Wild Girl by John Retallack about a feral child
from 18th century France and the Count and Countess who try to civilise her.
This is the question Carol Fenlon posed herself when working on Consider the Lilies, the story of a feral child
that recently won the Impress Prize for New Writers.
The feral child
is not an uncivilized beast in a rational world.
The girl, who has been dubbed "Mowgli" because of similarities with the feral child
protagonist from Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book," does not speak any language or write, so authorities have not been able to ask her about her identity or how long she was living in the wild.
Sue Berelowitz spoke out in her role as Deputy Children's Commissioner and painted a picture of a nation in which feral child
rapists run riot.