you would be forgiven for thinking stories of orphans growing up with wolves were the domain of\u00a0The Jungle Book\u00a0or the mythic founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus.\r\nIn reality, such tales might not be so far-fetched. In 1965, people living in Spain\u2019s Morena mountains discovered Marcos Rodr\u00edguez Pantoja, who has been dubbed the Mowgli of Spain, who had apparently been living in a cave with a pack of wolves.\r\nPantoja\u2019s mother died when he was young, and his father sold him to a local farmer who also died soon after. Pantoja, who was the\u00a0subject of a documentary in 2010, estimates he was six when he retreated into the mountains, to live with the pack that was to become his family for the next 12 years. Now 72, he has revealed that in the years since, human life has been a disappointment. He has even attempted to go back to the mountains, but,\u00a0as he told El Pais, \u201cit\u2019s not what it used to be\u201d \u2013 the wolves have forgotten him. \u201cIf I call out they are going to respond, but are not going to approach me,\u201d he says. \u201cI smell like people, I\u00a0wear cologne.\u201d\r\nHow does his experience compare with that of other children apparently raised by wolves?\r\nShamdeo\u00a0\r\nShamdeo was four years old when he was discovered in a forest in India in 1972.\u00a0According to photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten, who recently undertook a project called Feral Children, he was playing with wolf cubs. \u201cHe had sharpened teeth, long hooked fingernails, matted hair and calluses on his palms, elbows and knees. He was fond of chicken-hunting, would eat earth and had a craving for blood.\u201d The boy died in 1985 \u2013 it\u2019s not clear if he ever fully adjusted to life with humans.\r\nThe wolf boy of Hesse\r\nA story dating back to 1304 tells of a boy kidnapped by wolves and\u00a0raised in the German region of Hesse. According to a translation by Karl Steel, an expert in critical animal studies and posthumanism, the boy\u2019s meals were prepared by the doting wolves, which even, according to reports, made a small pit furnished with leaves to protect him from the cold. Like Pantoja, he apparently preferred living among the wolves.\r\nThe Chilean \u201cDog Boy\u201d\r\nABC News reported\u00a0in 2001 that the \u201cDog boy\u201d, who has not been named, was abandoned by his 16-year-old mother and, after spending a period in care, fled to live among a pack of wild dogs in a cave. The boy would scavenge with the dogs for food and eat out of bins. It is said the boy wanted to remain with his new family so much that he even jumped into the Pacific Ocean to evade capture by the police.