Filed UnderBiology, Cat, Disability, ethics, Feral, Feral child, Feral children, Genie, Hominina, Oxana Malaya, Social Issues, Society, Youth, Zoology
Last July, a woman was reunited with her
family after having been separated from them for 38 years.
Reportedly, the woman, Chhaidy, disappeared at the age of 4 from her
village in Theiva, a small village in India bordering Myanmar.
survived on her
own, living in the jungle with limited human contact.
disappearance, people in nearby villages and even across the border in Myanmar would occasionally catch sight of her
in the jungle.
Sometimes they would trap her
and provide her
with food and shelter, but she
would always manage to run away.
would travel back to her
family in India of sightings of a "jungle-girl" in Myanmar who bore a strong resemblance to the missing child.1 Khaila, the father of the missing girl, raised funds to travel to Myanmar to verify if Chhaidy was indeed his
, Chhaidy barely acknowledged him at first, had extremely limited vocabulary and communicated mostly in grunts and gestures.
One instance of this is the case of Oxana Malaya
, known as the "Dog Girl" of Ukraine.
At the age of 8, she
was discovered living with a pack of dogs for 5 years barking and walking on all fours.
explanation was that "Mum had too many kids.
In contrast, Oxana Malaya
is doing quite well.
has developed language skills, cooperates well with others, and shows interest in the world around her
John Ssebunya has also learned how to walk upright, can communicate fairly well, and has joined a children's choir.8 In spite of relatively successful rehabilitation efforts, Oxana
and John both say that they are still more comfortable with animals than with humans.