Kids Who Were Raised By Animals
In 1991, a girl named Oxana Malaya was found living in a dog kennel. She was eight years old when found by the rescuers and just three when her alcoholic parents had forgotten her outside the house. She curled inside the family kennel with the Mongrels in order to keep warm and there she stayed for the next five years. After years of not being near a human, she adapted all the dog traits; She walked on all fours, ate raw meat, growled, whiffed, barked and even bore her teeth when approached. It was clear that the Mongrels also considered her one of their own as they resisted and attacked when the rescuers tried to take her away. Due to her extremely delayed linguistic, social and humanly skills, it took a lot of effort and time to make her a human again. She had to re-learn how to speak and walk upright on her legs. Up till the recent reports, she lives in an institution for the mentally handicapped and spends most of the time taking care of the animals at the clinic’s farm.