In 2008 a boy was found by police in Misiones, Argentina amongst 8 wild cats. Doctors claim the cats must have snuggled up to the boy at night during freezing temperatures and kept him warm and alive. The one year old ate scraps of food that the cats dragged in. The cats licked him and bathed him as if he were their own.
It was like a real life Mowgli situation. The child was discovered by a canal in a gutter surrounded by cats. As the police officer tried to approach the boy, the cats got protective and spat at the officer. The boy’s father was found and was said to be a homeless man who lost his son while out collecting cardboard to sell.
The man told officers that cats had always been protective of his son. The boy was cleaned up and safely returned to his father to go on their way.