May 27, 2009

Russia's “Feral Child” Not Like Disney Version

Reuters is reporting that Russian authorities have discovered a 5-year-old girl who has been raised by cats and dogs in an abandoned apartment for her entire life.
“The girl, who lived in the Eastern Siberian city of Chita, could not speak Russian and acted like a dog when police took her into care…When police leave the room, the girl jumps at the door and barks.”
It’s called Mowgli Syndrome, and yes, her biological mother was taken into custody. The child’s father has not been found.


Dmitri Minaev said...

The city should be properly spelled Cheetah, I assume :)

Pirates(and)Diplomats said...

Hahah...oh that's good.