9 People Who Have Lived with Animals, Changing Our View Forever (Slideshow)

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Dreams about living with animals for many children, especially after reading The Jungle Book, are common. But for these nine people -- it was no fiction.

From John Ssabunnya, the feral child raised by African green monkeys to Jane Goodall (TreeHugger Person of the Year for 2010), Dian Fossey, and Charles Darwin -- the nine people listed here have lived in close quarters with orangutans, whales, wolves, bears, and other wild animals, providing-in-the-wild studies leading to revolutionary new information on the biology of different species...sometimes with fatal results.

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9 People Who Have Lived with Animals, Changing Our View Forever (Slideshow)
Dreams about living with animals for many children, especially after reading The Jungle Book, are common. But for these nine people -- it was no fiction.

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