Young Girl Recovering, Found Living With Monkeys in Indian Forest

Police in India are trying to identify a girl who was found living in a forest with a group of monkeys.

A group of lumberjacks made a discovery right out of The Junglebook when they rescued the girl, believed to be between 8- and 10-years-old, who has allegedly been raised by a troop of monkeys.

Upon discovery in January, the girl was unable to speak and was naked and emaciated. Her rescuers were attacked and chased my monkeys as they sped away with the girl in the car. She was immediately taken to a hospital in Bahraich, a town in northern India.

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"She behaved like an animal, running on her arms and legs and eating food off the floor with her mouth," said D.K. Singh, chief medical superintendent of the government-run hospital, according to a report by Local 10 News.

Since treatment of the girl began, her conditions have improved, according to the Daily Mail. She has begun walking normally and eating with her hands, though she still becomes violent quickly and is frightened at the sight of humans.

Police continue trying to determine how the girl got into the forest and who her parents are.

She is schedules to be sent to a home for juveniles until she is identified, Singh said.

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