Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Marcos Rodríguez Pantoja lived among wolves for 12 years in the mountains of Spain’s Cordoba province, says his life apart when he was rescued and brought among humans who have cheated and abused him and laughed at by his peers because he doesn’t know much about things like soccer and politics.
He was 19 when he was rescued and is now 72 years old but still has not completely adjusted to life among humans.
He says he was happier among the wolves. Sadly, he says, the wolves don’t welcome him either now. “I smell like people, I wear cologne.”
Rodríguez is one of the very few recorded cases of humans raised by animals, away from civilization. He has been the subject of various anthropological studies, books and documentaries.