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A 3-year-old girl was raised by dogs until she was 8!


A feral child abandoned by her parents at the age of 3, was raised by dogs until the age of 8, acquired extremely acute senses of hearing, smell, and sight. Oxana Malaya is from the USSR and born in 1983. She is nicknamed the Ukrainian Dog Girl. She was a feral child raised by dogs from the age of 3 to 8. She had been removed from her home and placed in an orphanage due to her parents being neglectful of her and alcoholics.

In the orphanage that she was placed in, she became increasing close to the orphanage dogs. Her closeness to the dogs stunted her language abilities, as well as her social and emotional abilities. She was eventually transferred to a clinic in Odessa for people with mental disabilities. At the clinic she underwent years of intense specialized therapy and education to help her behavioral, social, and educational issues.

She was able to learn to speak fluently and eradicate most of her other behavioral issues. She still lives at the clinic to this day and works on its farm milking cows. She is likely to never be able to be completely integrated into society.

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