According to ancient legend, the founders of the City of Rome and of the Roman Empire were the twins Romulus and Remus, who’d been left to die by exposure to the elements. They were saved by a she-wolf, who suckled them. Thus, was a civilization born from the wilderness.
There have been a few documented cases of a child having grown up alone in the wild, whether abandoned by parents or runaways from abusive households. These children have often had a difficult time integrating into human society.
This documentary takes a look at the most compelling contemporary claims of feral children.