7 Mind-blowing stories of wild children raised by animals
When we see how badly some parents are taking care of their children, we would say that ultimately, it might be better for them to be raised by animals. Unfortunately, some kids were isolated from the human world and were raised by animals!
Let’s discover these mind-blowing stories of wild children!
1 The boy raised by monkeys in the jungle of Uganda
John Ssebunya didn’t have an easy life. At the age of 4, he saw his father murdering his mother so he run away into the jungle, and nobody saw him since that day. They tracked him down in 1991, and found out that he was raised by a troop of monkeys: the vervets! The villagers tried to capture him but the child refuses, and was even protected by his new family.
Finally they caught him, and he started living a human life again. He speaks and sings, like all normal humans.
2 The little girl who barks, raised by cats and dogs
In 2009, Russian police made an incredible discovery in Chita – a city in Siberia. Natasha is a 5-year-old little girl who walks around on all fours, drinks milk with her tongue, barks like a dog when she wants to communicate and they quickly understood why. The poor girl has lived her entire life locked in a room with cats and dogs. The room had neither a heating system nor a bathroom. When they found her, the little Natasha couldn’t speak Russian, but was communicating by barking and movements.
Two years have passed since her parents Victor Lozhkin, 27 and Yana Mikhailova, 25, have seen her for the last time. They were arrested for minor negligence.
3 The Russian boy raised by birds in a tiny apartment
Even birds are sometimes capable of showing more compassion than human beings. In Russia, a 7-year-old child was found in a small two-bedroom apartment filled with birds. His abusive mother was treating him like the other birds and never told anyone that she has a child. She considered him an animal. The child, unable to say a word, only communicates by chirping and waving his arms, as if they were the wings of a bird.
4 The little Argentinean boy saved by cats
In 2008, the police made a strange discovery in the province of Misiones, Argentina. They found a one-year-old little boy in a basket surrounded by 8 wild cats. These cats made sure that the infant survives during the cold winter night by covering him with their warm fur! They also kept him relatively clean and healthy by licking his skin. To feed him, these cats brought him food and put it in his basket.
A few days later, the police found the father of the homeless child. He explains to them that he had lost his child about 10 days ago.
Let’s hope that he will offer a nice gift to these 8 cats!
5 The boy who was found with a pack of wolves
This boy named Lyokha is a legend. In 2007, some employees of a hospital discovered a boy that was surrounded by a pack of wolves in the Kaluga region, Central Russia. They took him out of the woods. They found out that he behaves like a wolf. He had the wolves’ traits, sharp claws, sharp teeth and the wolves’ behavior.
After a few days, Lyokha run away from the hospital where he was placed and since then, there had been no news about him.
6 The little 2-year-old kid raised by goats
It seems like all the animals are able to properly take care of a child. This boy named Sasha was raised by goats during the first two years of his life. His mother, 40-year-old Marina, didn’t want to take care of him so she locked him away with goats. When social workers in the Rostov region (Russia) visited her home, the mother was out but they found the malnourished child; he weighs three times less than a normal child of his age. He is comfortable with the goats; he plays and sleeps with them. However, the boy is afraid of humans. When he was asked to sleep in a bed, he refused and preferred to sleep underneath.
7 The Siberian kid who was raised by dogs after his parents abandoned him
A true miracle that this child is still alive! His mother left home when this little baby was only three months old, leaving him to his alcoholic father. After a while, the father also left, forsaking his child. Fortunately, the dog stayed and allowed the small Andrei Tolstyk to survive. He was found by social services 7 years later!
The little kid had canine reflex: he walks on all fours, barks, bites, and sniffs his food before eating it; however, it is possible to communicate with him through some basic signs.