Feral Children: 5 Children Who Were Raised By Animals
3 year old Oxana Malaya had alcoholic parents who forgot her outside one cold night in Ukraine. Like any human the young toddler headed towards warmth and shelter, which happened to be the dog kennel. Her parents did not notice that the child was gone and she spent the next 5 years being raised by dogs.
Once found Oxana found it difficult to learn human language. Researchers have found that she has an extremely acute sense of hearing, smell, and sight.
Marcos Rodriguez Pantoja
Marcos is also known as the Wolf man, he even has a movie describing his story which is named 'Entre Lobos.' Marcos' father, who was poor, was forced to sell him to a wealthy landowner who in turn sold him as labor to a goatherd. Till the age of 7 this goatherd raised him and even taught him how to hunt. Sadly, at 7 this goatherd died, leaving the young boy to fend for himself.
From the age of 7 to 19 Marcos lived with a wolf pack. Marcos can speak the way a human can because he began living with animals at the age of 7 and knew human language. But to this day he can still imitate the call of a wolf, an eagle, a deer, and many other animals.
Vanya Yudin is a Russian boy who was raised as a bird. His single mother never spoke a word to him and treated him as if he was one of her pet birds. Vanya lived in a literal aviary with hundreds of birds in the two bedroom apartment. He learned to talk to the birds by chirping and flapping his hands.
Once the police found him the mother was very willing to sign a form that released her from the duty of raising him.
John Ssebunya witnessed his father murder his mother at the tender age of 2. He ran away from home and found himself in the company of monkeys. He said that the monkeys were nice to him, loved him, would play with him and even brought him food. When authorities tried to rescue him the monkeys would throw sticks and stones to protect the boy.
Thankfully they succeeded and realized he was severely malnourished, covered in hair and visibly ill. There were scars all over his knees indicating that he hadn’t yet learned how to walk.
While technically living with her father and other relatives, Natasha was treated like one of the many dogs and feral cats in the apartment. Like her furry companions, Natasha lapped up food from bowls left on the floor. She didn't know any human words and only communicated with hisses and barks. The father was nowhere to be found when the authorities rescued the girl.
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