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

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, Ukraine, 1991

Oxana Malaya, Ukraine, 1991

PsiconlineBrasil: Conheça a história de Oxana Malaya, a menina que f...

PsiconlineBrasil: Conheça a história de Oxana Malaya, a menina que f...

Oxana Malaya feral child

Cry of an enfant sauvage

Oxana Malaya - la ragazza lupo

Oxana Malaya - la ragazza lupo

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

Feral: The children raised by wolves

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

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