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07-04-2017, 05:52 AM
Indian Girl Discovered Living in Forest With Monkeys
Interesting story:

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Quote: (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 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.

“She is still not able to speak, but understands whatever you tell her and even smiles,” Singh said.

I'm curious to see how long she had been with the monkeys. Hopefully she has family to be reunited with.

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07-04-2017, 06:37 AM
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:snork: I looked to make sure this was the "Weekly World News" subforum.

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The back story should be interesting indeed.
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07-04-2017, 06:41 AM
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(07-04-2017 06:37 AM)Gawdzilla Wrote:  :snork: I looked to make sure this was the "Weekly World News" subforum.

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The back story should be interesting indeed.

Lol. Time magazine reported it, so I gave it the benefit of the doubt.

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07-04-2017, 06:43 AM
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(07-04-2017 06:41 AM)Fatbaldhobbit Wrote:  
(07-04-2017 06:37 AM)Gawdzilla Wrote:  :snork: I looked to make sure this was the "Weekly World News" subforum.

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The back story should be interesting indeed.

Lol. Time magazine reported it, so I gave it the benefit of the doubt.

Besides, the Weekly World News was awesome. Who didn't love "Batboy"??? Evil_monster
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07-04-2017, 06:48 AM
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(07-04-2017 06:43 AM)Gawdzilla Wrote:  Not complaining. Batboy has saved me from going completely sane in the checkout lanes more than once. Drinking Beverage

Yeah, never go completely sane!
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07-04-2017, 02:36 PM
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Tragic if true. The language centers of the brain develop during infancy so she will likely never be able to communicate properly.

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07-04-2017, 02:57 PM
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I love a bit of monkey news
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07-04-2017, 03:51 PM
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(07-04-2017 05:52 AM)Fatbaldhobbit Wrote:  Interesting story:

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Quote: (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 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.

“She is still not able to speak, but understands whatever you tell her and even smiles,” Singh said.

I'm curious to see how long she had been with the monkeys. Hopefully she has family to be reunited with.

It's interesting but does not pass the smell test. Especially the suggestion that she wasn't using her arms to pick food up. It's for the same reason animals don't change their morphology and innate behavior just for being in captivity. They don't suddenly try to walk on two's and eat using silverware like people. It's a variant of what is obviously a popular kind of story they like in India.

Monkeys are wild animals. Even if we make that leap of faith, how would a baby with a soft spot on the head survive such a rough environment? It would not last a day. I'll believe it if I see in a reputable peer reviewed scientific journal.

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07-04-2017, 04:06 PM
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Interesting...



Confused I wonder if she was deliberately dumped.

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07-04-2017, 06:44 PM
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And in related news, monkeys were found living among humans.



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