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Oxana Malaya, b. 1983, was neglected by her alcoholic parents at an early age, & lived surrounded by dogs. When Oxana was found by authorities, she was 7, but she could not talk, lacked many basic skills, & behaved like a dog. Oxana was sent to a foster home & underwent years of therapy & education. Upon adulthood, Oxana has been taught to subdue her dog-like behavior, learned to speak fluently, works a farm, & has a boyfriend.

Oxana Malaya, b. 1983, was neglected by her alcoholic parents at an early age, & lived surrounded by dogs. When Oxana was found by authorities, she was 7, but she could not talk, lacked many basic skills, & behaved like a dog. Oxana was sent to a foster home & underwent years of therapy & education. Upon adulthood, Oxana has been taught to subdue her dog-like behavior, learned to speak fluently, works a farm, & has a boyfriend.

Oxana Malaya, Ukraine, 1991 (Credit: Julia Fullerton-Batten)

Feral: The children raised by wolves

Julia Fullerton-Batten has created a series of disturbing photographs that tell the stories of children raised in the wild.

Conheça a história de Oxana Malaya, a menina que foi criada por cães (imagens impactantes)

Conheça a história de Oxana Malaya, a menina que foi criada por cães (imagens impactantes)

Oxana Malaya, Pictures

Oxana Malaya, Ukraine, 1991

'Feral Children' Photoshoot theme based on real stories by photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten

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.

Feral Children: The Outcome of Extreme Neglect

Oxana Malaya, Ukraine, 1991 (Credit: Credit: Julia Fullerton-Batten)

Feral: The children raised by wolves

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Oxana Malaya - la ragazza lupo

Oxana Malaya - la ragazza lupo

Oxana Malaya, Ukraine, 1991 - Julia Fullerton-Batten

Photographer recreates fascinating tales of feral children around the world

Oxana Malaya, the Ukranian Dog Girl... Left to live in a kennel by her abusive and neglectful parents from the ages of 3 to 8, Oxana Malaya grew up with no other company than the dogs she shared the kennel with. When found in 1991, she was unable to speak, choosing only to bark & ran around on all fours. Now in her 20s, Malaya has been taught to speak but remains cognitively impaired. She has found some peace caring for cows that reside on a farm near the mental institution where she lives.

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Oxana Malaya

These feral children were raised by wild animals after being abandoned and neglected, and their stories are crazy.

Oxana Malaya, found in 1991 in Ukraine.  Abandoned by her alcoholic parents, Oxana spent most of her life living with dogs. She growled, barked and crouched like a wild dog, sniffed at her food before she ate it, and was found to have acquired extremely acute senses of hearing, smell, and sight.

Oxana Malaya (Оксана Малая) (born November was found as an feral child in Ukraine in 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.

Oxana Malaya, Ukraine, 1991 (Credit: Julia Fullerton-Batten)

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Oxana Malaya, Ukraine, 1991 (Credit: Julia Fullerton-Batten)

Oxana Malaya, lived with dogs for 6 years

Another 7 Amazing Stories of Children Who Were Raised By Animals

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Feral children: Ukrainian wolf girl. Oxana Malaya found living as a dog in Ukraine, now back in civilised society. This is a documentary about her progress

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