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

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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.

Photo: Afrika Expeditionary Force/Creative Commons