1Marcos Rodríguez Pantoja, the Spanish boy adopted by wolves
2Oxana Malaya, lived with dogs for 6 years
The image above belongs to Julia Fullerton-Batten's project on feral children, who were either abandoned or neglected by their parents.
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3Ivan Mishukov, survived two winters guarded by dogs
During the day, he begged for food and brought back to share with the pack. The dogs became his protectors — they kept strangers away from him at night and provided him with warmth. They even surrounding authorities who were looking for him, allowing him to slip away safely. Unbelievably, he lived like this for two years (that's two Moscow winters).
When authorities finally caught him, he was a filthy mess with lice and fleas. He was violent and snarled at people, trusted no one, and had a limited vocabulary. He was eventually civilized and now lives a normal life.
You may have heard Ivan's story before — it was adapted into an award-winning play, Ivan and the Dogs, by British playwright Hattie Naylor in 2010.
4The Gazelle Boy
The boy walked on all fours, but occasionally assumed an upright gait, suggesting to Auger that he was abandoned or lost at about seven or eight months, having already learned to stand. He habitually twitched his muscles, scalp, nose, and ears, much like the rest of the herd, in response to the slightest noise. Unlike most of the feral children of whom we have records, the gazelle boy was never removed from his wild companions. (Source 1 | Source 2)
5Traian Caldarar, Romania's Mowgli Boy
Traian — nicknamed Mowgli by hospital staff after the character in The Jungle Book — was found by a shepherd, barely alive, huddled in a cardboard box, naked and the size of a three-year-old. He had forgotten how to speak. Doctors say it would have been almost impossible for him to have survived alone, and believe he was looked after by wild dogs in the Transylvanian forests.
His mother, who recognized him from a television news report, said that she had fled from her husband's home three years earlier after he beat her. She believes Traian ran away for the same reason.
6Marina Champman, the woman raised by monkeys
Marina Chapman (born approximately 1950) is a Colombian-born British woman who claims to have spent much of her early childhood in the jungle, alone except for a colony of capuchin monkeys.
Chapman states that when she was four years old, she was taken from her village, and released for reasons she did not understand. She spent the next several years following capuchin monkeys until hunters rescued her — by which point she had no human language. She alleges to have been sold to a brothel in Cucuta, to have lived on the streets and been enslaved by a mafia family.
She eventually moved to England where she got married and had kids. Her daughter convinced her to write her story, and in 2013 she published her autobiography, The Girl With No Name. (Source)
7Rochom P'ngieng, the Cambodian Jungle Girl
In 2016, a Vietnamese man claimed that the woman was his daughter who had disappeared in 2006 at age 23, following a mental breakdown. He was able to provide documentation about her and disappearance, and shortly after, brought her back to his village in Vietnam. He received the support of her adoptive family as well as the approval of immigration officials. (Source 1 | Source 2)