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Man who was raised by wolves in a cave admits he’s disappointed with human life

The former wolf boy says he struggles with the coldness of the human world and wishes he could go back to living with the animals.


ANNA VERDON:
‘A man who was raised by wolves in a cave for 12 years has admitted that he feels disappointed with human life. Marcos Rodríguez Pantoja was dubbed the Mowgli of Spain when he was found by authorities… Rodríguez was 19 when he was discovered living in Spain’s Sierra Morena mountain range… He had been living among wolves for 12 years and was found running around barefoot and half-naked – only using grunts for communication…

But the now 72-year-old lives in a small, cold house and said his last happy memories are of his childhood with the animals, El Pais reports… The former wolf boy says he struggles with the coldness of the human world and wishes he could go back to living with the animals…

Rodríguez found himself living with the wolves when he was left without parents. The mountain’s animals were his only company and just like in the Jungle Book story, the wolf cubs accepted him as a brother. A she-wolf fed him and he slept in a cave alongside bats, snakes and deer. The wolves even taught him how to survive and which berries and mushrooms were safe to eat…

But after Rodríguez was found by the Civil Guard and brought into the human world, he says his life has fallen apart. He says he has been cheated, abused and exploited in the working world and has never truly been able to integrate with other humans… And while he has tried to return to the mountains he says it is not what it used to be and the wolves do not recognise him’. SOURCE…

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