Boy Raised by Kangaroos Discovered in Australia

Broken Hill | Australian authorities have captured a  feral young boy this morning, in the province of New South Wales, who had apparently been living in the wild with a group of kangaroos.

Many sightings of the boy had been reported by various ranchers of the region over the last months, and he had even drawn some attention from the local media.

The child had been reported to accompany a mob of red kangaroos, which seemed to have adopted him as one of their own.

Officers of the federal police were finally able to capture him this morning, 16 kilometers outside of Broken Hill.

He was taken to the hospital immediately after his capture and was placed under the custody of agents from the Department of Child Protection.

“We are trying to establish the actual age and identity of the boy” explains Australian Federal Police Commander, Glen McEwen.

“The boy is extremely nervous and aggressive when approached by humans. This made his capture quite complicated, especially since the kangaroos defended him viciously. We had to “tranquilize” three of the adult marsupials using darts filled with sedatives before we could lay our hands on the child. We really went to great lengths to make sure we did not injure him during the operation. Fortunately, the capture was a great success and the boy is unharmed.”


The kangaroos accompanying the child were very aggressive towards the AFP officers when they approached the young boy. Many of them even attacked the policemen, forcing the officers to use tranquilizing darts.

The young boy was allegedly traveling and living with a group of a dozen kangaroos in the western regions of the province of New South Wales.

A few ranchers had reported seeing him around their property, scavenging various fallen fruits, seeds and nuts. Back in April, a man from Silverton even claimed to have seen him on his property, grazing fresh grasses and forbs with other kangaroos.

“The boy seems to have adopted most of the habits of the other kangaroos,” said Commander McEwen.

“He seems to have spent most of his day, resting in the shade, coming out at night to gather food and find some water.”


AFP Commander, Glen McEwen, admitted that he was very skeptical when he had received the first reports concerning a feral child near Broken Hill. “I really thought it was a hoax,” he told reporters. “In fact, I had doubts until I saw the boy myself.”

The boy is apparently aged between 4 and 6 years old, and seems surprisingly healthy considering the fact that he was living with animals. He suffers obvious signs of malnutrition, as well as severe sunburns, but he seems to have developed normally and to be in rather good shape.

A complete medical examination will, however, be necessary to determine precisely his physical and mental condition.

The boy doesn’t seem able to understand any human language and is visibly scared of other humans, suggesting he could have been living in the wild for many years.

He is terribly scared of other human beings and tends to react violently when approached, so his rehabilitation is expected to be a long and difficult process.

The Australian Federal Police launched an investigation to determine the identity of the child and the circumstances of his disappearance.

They are asking anyone who could possess information which could be useful in the case, to contact the AFP as soon as possible.

20 Comments on "Boy Raised by Kangaroos Discovered in Australia"

  1. Miranda Hart | June 22, 2015 at 3:12 pm | Reply

    for a child to have been raised by animals n know nothing of civilisation is appauling..! Is there a missing persons report..? If or When they find out the child identity I think the parent/parents be made accountable..!

    • He is a darkie. There is a good chance it was a young girl from an aboriginal community who abandoned him.

    • Michelle anderson | June 24, 2015 at 11:04 pm |

      he is a what? ah well, that is a new way of describing a child, nice one to the person who pointed out color.
      color does not determine who abandons a child. maybe the parents were sick or died or were kidnapped the reason they did not filing a missing report, or just abandoned the child as an infant? every single color of parent has done this in the past as well. there is no discrimination of color.
      how is it appalling to be raised by animals in the wild? i find it intriguing and most remarkably a miracle that civilization hasnt taken over every single part of the world to where miracles like this can still take place! how ever in the world would disney get its next movie script from without stories such as this?

    • Darryl Stewart | September 16, 2015 at 10:47 am |

      The boy appears to be an aborigeny (sp?) May be a problem finding the parents.

    • Why is it so appauling? Tell me, what is so great about being raised in this day and age. Civilized! haha people are more uncivilized than ever lady. read the news. Don’t be so naive thinking that people make better parents than animals.

  2. Why couldn’t they just leave them all be, people are ass holes, slowly but surely they are taking all our rights away one by one. That’s exactly what hitler did.

    • dude are you retarded he had malnutrition it would be cruel to leave him out there.
      how dare you compare child services to hitler you uneducated fuck

    • The land his home and the roos are his family, luke how would you like it if they came to your house and took you away from your family because you hadn’t been eating your weetbix, think before you open ya mouth! Chris is 100% right he should be been left where he was happy,

    • They should’ve left him there. He looks poorly, but he is still alive and must have fair health to keep up as ‘roos can travel over 100kms in a day. Child services are as corrupt as the AFP, and being educated doesn’t make you intelligent. They will probably try and pour the same food that we eat down his throat and end up killing him.

    • Darryl Stewart | September 16, 2015 at 10:45 am |

      Do you actully know anything about Hitler?

    • Lynne Taylor | January 26, 2017 at 5:32 am |

      Well said, Spot on Dennis.

  3. Cassandra Mourin | June 21, 2015 at 7:08 am | Reply

    Although it is amazing that he is now safe and being looked after, you have to think that his family is the kangaroos and we just took him away from his family.
    Kinda an Australia version of Tarzan

    • Darryl Stewart | September 16, 2015 at 10:44 am |

      You’re probably right. But I think the boy’s life will now be much better.

    • YES exactly. Finally ssomeone with common sense!

    • Lynne Taylor | January 26, 2017 at 5:30 am |

      Darryl Stewert: Better than what? Our standards or animal standards?
      He doesn’t know any different. He has lived in the wild for quite some time and adopted animal behaviour, who are we to judge.

  4. Michael Fantina | June 12, 2015 at 8:18 pm | Reply

    Good, lord, please have them hide all the pillowcases, or he may just crawl into one and shout “mummy”, or the red kangaroo equivalent.

  5. Thanks be to GOD for that achievement

    • God had nothing to do with this. If there was a god and he let this happen to begin with it is no god of mine. It is then a malevolent creature using us for amusement.

      You don’t need god to be a spiritual human, shuck yourself of organised religion and be free to love life and existence to it’s fullest extent. Stop letting others tell you how you think and feel.

    • ohh the irony

    • Lynne Taylor | January 26, 2017 at 5:26 am |

      Well said Gromp

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