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Oxana Malaya (Оксана Малая) (born November 4, 1983) was found as an 8-year-old feral child in Ukraine in 1991, having lived most of her life in the company of dogs. She picked up a number of dog-like habits and found it difficult to master language. She has lived in the Baraboy Clinic in Odessa for people with mental disabilities since her discovery. ====================== Oxana’s drug addicted parents were unable to care for her, and at three years of age she was exiled from her home…


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Feral Children: The Outcome of Extreme Neglect

Feral Children. For two centuries, wild children have been the subjects of fascinating study. Raised without love or social interaction, wild or feral children pose the question ‘what is it that makes us human?’ Since Oxana’s discovery, scientists have looked for clues in the handful of other recorded cases of feral children in their efforts to rehabilitate her.


Oxana Malaya, Ucrania, 1991 En 1991, Oxana fue encontrada viviendo con perros. Tenía tan solo 8 años y llevaba 6 viviendo con ellos. Sus padres eran alcohólicos y una noche la dejaron fuera, y se fue con los peros a buscar calor. Al encontrarla, se comportaba como un perro, andaba a 4 patas y solo sabía decir sí y no. Con terapia intensiva Oxana aprendió a hablar y comportarse como una niña de 5. Ahora tiene 30 y vive en una clínica de Odesa, trabajando en el hospital de animales.

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Oxana Malaya, a neglected child raised by dogs, Ukraine, 1991. Staged Photography to tells a story (Credit: Julia Fullerton-Batten)