It's not just Mowgli — the trope of the human child raised by wild animals is as old as literature itself. Even one of the two main characters in "The Epic of Gilgamesh," one of the earliest surviving works of literature, grew up among wild cattle and gazelles. But why is that striking image so prevalent in our fiction? Maybe because it's not so fictional after all. Just ask Marcos Rodríguez Pantoja and his canine adoptive parents.
An Unwanted Rescue
Living with Wolves Saved My Life
Written by Reuben Westmaas May 9, 2018
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