It is a tale worthy of Rudyard Kipling himself; a real-life Jungle Book story has emerged from a remote wilderness reserve in India. In Kipling’s book, a naked human baby is wandering the woods and goes near a wolf den. The father wolf decides to adopt the “hairless man-cub” to save him from a vicious tiger. The boy, later named Mowgli, is raised by the wolves.
In a case of life imitating art, in January forest rangers in the Katarniya Ghat forest range of northern India rescued a girl who is said to be a real-life Mowgli. Or is she?
10. Monkey Protectors
The forest rangers said that when the girl was first spotted, she was surrounded by monkeys but seemed to be completely relaxed with them. During the first attempt to extricate the girl from the woods, the rescuers were chased by the irate apes and fled, leaving the mystery girl behind.