Kamala and Amala, the girls who grew up as wolves and never stopped howling
Over the years It has happened more times than expected the fact of finding children who were raised by wild animals. These cases, which seem to reverse the history of Mowgli, child protagonist of the classic novel the jungle book, goes from small that were found living among wolves to a creature locked up for eight years in a chicken coop.
The British newspaper Daily Star made a compilation of the most amazing cases of children whose childhood was spent in a wild environment, surrounded by various animals, both wild and domestic.
Kamala and Amala were only eight months old and a year and a half old, respectively, when they were rescued from a wolf den. in Midnapore, East India. The event occurred in 1920, and it was never possible to know if the girls had any family ties.
The little ones, who lived with a pack of wolves, were discovered by a Reverend surnamed Singh who took them to an orphanage and recorded the process of their adaptation to human life.
In his reports, the man stated that the girls exhibited “wolf behavior” and, he wrote, walked on all fours and sometimes bit and scratched people that were close to them.
Despite all efforts, Amala passed away a year later, while Kamala lived on for another nine years and learned to walk on her two feet.
Marina Chapman, a British born in Colombia, assured that she lived for five years with monkeys, after being kidnapped as a child. According to their stories, she said she was four years old when she suddenly found herself in an unforgiving tropical jungle in that South American country.
She says that she had to live among apes in that jungle after there was a failed attempt to kidnap her when she was in the back garden of her house.
Chapman is now 70 years old and says she has never seen her biological family since the time she was kidnapped.. She claims that she saved her life thanks to a capuchin monkey colony that helped her survive in the harsh environment of the jungle nature. She even thanked the “monkey grandfather”, who saved her when she had been poisoned by eating a rotten fruit.
“Grandpa Monkey, a white-haired, toothless creature, came up to me and pushed me into a stream, repeatedly plunging me into the water. when you let me go, I lay down on the bank with a fit of coughing, and the cough turned into vomiting. When I was done, he pushed me into the water again., from where I drank very thirsty”, narrated the woman.
Her life mixed with the monkeys ended when hunters captured her. He had slept for five years of his life inside a hollow tree. Returning to civilization, the woman wrote a book entitled The girl with no name, where he documented his jungle upbringing.
Just as it happened with Kamala y Amala, a boy known as Shamdeo, had an experience with wolves in India. He was found in 1972 in the woods Musafirkhana, in the northeast of the countrywhen he was about four years old.
The reports of the time show thathe boy had sharp teeth and long, hooked nails and was fond of hunting chickens and drinking their blood. He had lived among wolves and was playing with the pups of the pack when he was discovered.
Shamdeo died 13 years after being rescued from the forest, but at that time he never learned to speak, and barely communicated through sign language.
The Ukrainian girl Oxana Malaya did not have an easy childhood. When I was just three years old, her parents argued furiously inside the house and completely forgot about her, who was in the park. Authorities found the girl years later, living in a shed in the garden of her own home.
She had hidden in that place after her parents locked her out. He found warmth with two mongrel dogs that were his pets. Oxana soon he began to move on all fours and bark, just like his canine friends.
After the little was rescued, in 1991, when she was 8 years old, he learned to adapt again to human life. Now, the little dog friend is 40 years old and lives on a farm in the Ukraine where, among other things, she helps take care of animals.
A girl who was branded as the real-life Mowgli was found living in the wild in the year 2014. Is about Karina Chikitova, who spent 12 days in a Siberian forest full of wolves and bears.
The little girl went into the forest to follow her father without him noticing, and in his time in the wild he learned to eat wild berries to survive. Finally, her dog, who had gone into the woods with her, left her side to seek help. The girl was rescued after two weeks of being lost.
Karina’s risky passage through the Siberian forest had no negative consequences for the rest of her life. according to own Daily Star, the girl, who is now 11 years old, had been able to enter a prestigious ballet school. The little girl dreams of dancing one day at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow.
the little one Natasha Mikhailova he did not live in nature among wild animals. But he suffered a fate related to four-legged beings anyway. She was locked up for years in a room where she lived with her own family’s cats and dogs.
Living among pets, the little girl adopted many of their behaviors, such as drinking water with her tongue from their drinking fountain and walking on all fours. Too she barked like a dog, provoking the horror of the social services that rescued her from the house where she was held captive, located in the Russian city of Chita, in Eastern Siberia.
The girl was found surrounded by animals. He had his clothes dirty and torn. A neighbor of the family later said: “We didn’t know the girl existed. They have three ferocious dogs that they take for walks, but we never saw this little girl.”
The minor was taken to an orphanage, where she received intense education so that she regains human behavior. Just like Karina Chikitova, this little girl was also called Mowgli, like the boy who grew up with animals in the jungle book, from Rudyard Kipling.
Sujit Kumar He was a small inhabitant of Fijian who lost both of his parents very young and moved in with his grandparentss that, not wanting to take care of him, They had no better idea than to lock him in a chicken coop.
The boy stayed six years there, but after being rescued, in 1978, he was taken to a nursing home. But there, because of his aggressive and maladjusted behavior, he was tied to his bed, where he spent some 20 years.
Elizabeth Clayton, an Australian millionaire, rescued him in 2002 and created a charity for children in need. “Sujit tried to bite me when I got close. When it was time to eat, he threw his soft food on the ground and pecked at it,” the woman said, about her first encounter with the boy.
The woman promoted that the child be taken to an orphanage, where they helped the child to walk, talk and eat.