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Malaysian Boy Raised By Apes Has Probably Had an Interesting Childhood

A pretty crazy story is coming out of Malaysia right now, where authorities are saying they have finally been able to capture (for lack of a better word) a young boy who locals had been referring to as “the feral child of Borneo” for the past couple of years. Nobody knows who this kid is, but it seems he’s spent the past two to three years with a group of Bornean orangutans who had taken him in and raised him as one of their own. So, he’s had a pretty interesting childhood.

And it’s going to stay interesting for a while. According to local authorities, the boy is “extremely nervous and aggressive when approached by humans and that made his capture quite complicated, especially since the other orangutans attempted vigorously to defend him.” He’s somewhere between four and seven years old, and is actually in terrific health. He does not, however, seem to have any recollection of human interaction, and how he came to lose his actual family and join the orangutans remains a mystery …

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