Call of the Wild

Girl Raised by Dogs

Russian officials discovered and took into their care a five-year-old feral child who was "brought up" by cats and dogs. The girl, who lived in Siberian city Chita, could not speak and had "clear attributes of an animal" according to a police statement, having adopted the mannerisms of the animals she lived among, in her mother's home. In the custody of Russian child services, the girl "barked like a little dog" and jumped at the door when her caretakers exited her room. The girl's mother is being questioned and her father's whereabouts are unknown.