Ukranian Girl Raised By Dogs

Submitted by: VictoryRider 10 years ago Misc
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Oxana Malaya is a feral child.
There are 96 comments:
Female 49
They Shudnt Change her...She Grew up Living With Dogs...She Shud Die Living With Dogs...You Shouldnt Change A Person
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Male 13
Fake? Apart from all the very good reasons above, who the hell does the following:
Get a camera crew, a girl running around like a dog, some proffessor-looking people to talk about said girl, plus footage of ukranian towns, to make a fake documentary about something that isnt funny, satiritical, or anything else that constitutes making a fake documentary.

Before everyone calls "fake" on stuff, think- "Why would someone go through the trouble to make this fake?"

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Female 32
wtFFFFFF???????//////
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Female 411
Weird...it didn`t even seem real at first.
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Female 190
[quote]On 12/8/2006 11:56:54 PM Lazorfish wrote: Why does everybody automatically assume it`s fake? From looking at it, I would say it`s probably real, but it is very hard to learn a language after the age of, what was it, 9, I think? I`m not sure. I don`t speak Ukranian, but I wouldn`t think it was perfectly formed like a human raised Ukranian would speak.[/quote]


The video says she already knew how to speak when she curled up with the dogs.
Sure, she would have had to relearn some of it, but she did know how to speak.

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Male 269
the ultimate brainwashing
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Male 738
Why does everybody automatically assume it`s fake?

From looking at it, I would say it`s probably real, but it is very hard to learn a language after the age of, what was it, 9, I think? I`m not sure. I don`t speak Ukranian, but I wouldn`t think it was perfectly formed like a human raised Ukranian would speak.

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Female 550
Did anyone else catch this?

They said that this girl started staying with the dogs when she was 3. The neighbor didn`t report it until she was 8. What the hell?!? If I saw my neighbor`s daughter sleeping & acting like a dog night after night, I would report it right away, not wait FIVE years!!

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Female 673
Once they found her they would have cleaned her up, cut her hair and got her some clean clothes when rehabilitating her. They shouldn`t need to explain that because that`s obvious, and it`s only a short clip. (I`m sure there is more extensive footage somewhere but consider, she has as much right to privacy as anyone.) She`d probably have had to be taught to speak, but since she probably spoke it before she was abandoned, it would have just been a case of reminding her and it wouldn`t take as long as teaching someone who never knew how to speak in the first place.

It is real, and it`s more common than people would think.

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Female 1,407
It`s sad to see a pretty girl having such life as that.
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Male 370
What a letdown...I thought the post said fecal child...
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Male 69
this is BS cause her hair. i mean, my hair isnt that good.
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Male 18
icantrecall: "you people are idiots"

Oh, you got us!

Please don`t insult people without anything to even back it up...therefore I find you---
A hastey idiot!

Muahahaha!
You have been labled!
You hate it don`t you!

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Female 157
i saw that on tv...
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Female 583
I think it`s real.There are many cases of feral children and this happens to be one of them.
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Female 23
I thought it was intresting. If I was watching this in the dark by myself I would of been creeped out though lol.
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Female 61
you people are idiots
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Female 211
To the people wondering how she`s running on her knees without being hurt.. you develop calluses after doing something long enough and it no longer hurts, like if you`ve played guitar for a few years or if you work with your hands constantly.
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Male 1,629
it is all in the way they shot it, everything looks fake in documentaries, i think it is very real
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Male 616
Was that Molly Ringwald?
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Male 15
What kind of morons are on this site now? I used to enjoy reading the posts and debate. Now it`s full of idiots using college classes, news reports and termpapers for actual authority.

Then there are those of you who recreate yourselves claiming sophomorically, "I am a scientist so..." or "My brother is a psychiatrist..." And, you use that rubbish for authority.

Do you really think anyone over 12 believes you? Bullocks.

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Male 774
Id tap it...
But what is this about her being feral? ID want her if shell give me something...
jk lol
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Male 383
How does she NOT wear out her knees?!
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Male 587
Monday, December 04, 2006 5:58:05 PM
GIVES A WHOLE NEW MEANING TO DOGGY STYLE LMAO

HAHA Good call

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Male 561
They say if you lived in water long enough you would over a looooooooooong time evolve gills to breath that would be wierd to see anyway yeah how did the chick get cloths and a haircut?......wait a second we put cloths on our dogs well some ppl do and we cut their hair so maybe
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Male 129
... She learned how to get food, how to speak dog language, how to walk like a dog, and do all the other things from those dogs. I think that "nature" may be responsible for a child`s inclination to mimic the creatures around oneself, but in end effect the girl`s environment made her the way she was. It is also remarkable that the girl was able to learn how to walk and speak after she was already 8 years old. I`m curious how the girl views herself - more as a dog or a human? Also, how does the girl feel about acting like a dog - did she just act for the camera, or does she actually feel "normal" behaving this way?
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Male 129
(post got cut off) ... The question becomes: what is our "nature" and how important is the environment around us?
Here is an extreme example: Imagine that right after being born, a child were not to receive any kind of stimuli - if it were left in a dark room and only be given food. What would that child be like? ... Whatever the product would be, would show the human nature without the influence of environment.
This video shows us what happens to a girl when the environment does not include humans [btw, from the video, it seems like the girl DID have human contact before falling into the kennel and also while with dogs, since her neighbor saw her]. The girl adjusted to her environment and mimicked the dogs around her. She learned how to get food
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Male 129
This movies is fascinating. I`m studying psychology and i always wondered about the nature/nurture debate - to what extent are genes responsible for human behavior and to what extent is learning important. The video discusses this briefly, but I`ll try to elaborate:
Think about these basic questions: how do you know what is right and what is wrong? How do you know how to speak, walk, and do all the things you do?
One theory is that everything we can do is in us from the beginning (given by god), we just have to unlock these possibilities in ourselves - we are by "nature" what we are.
The complete opposite theory is that humans come to the world with a "clean slate" and become what we are through our experiences in life - our parents and the world around us "nurture" us into what we are.
Today most psychologists agree that the reality is somewhere between the two extremes. The question becomes: what is our "nature" and how importan
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Male 1,521
Stupid. Maybe she was just faking it or maybe she has some sort of brain damage as her parents were Alcoholics and drugadicts. Anyway is just boring!
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Male 239
I wish that you losers that think that think that this was fake were true. But it is, unfortunately, real.
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Female 159
I saw this a while back on TLC. I couldn`t watch all of it. There was this girl who her father put her in a cage and she lived in it until she was like ten. Yeah, so I didn`t watch the whole video, it was too sad for me.
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Male 74
yeah this is totally real i learned all about this in psych class
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Male 96
she`s kinda ugly but she`s got a fine ass.I wouldn`t mind doing it doggy style with her...bad joke,sorry.
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Female 33
Yeah, the kids who are whining about how fake this is are usually whining about how fake everything posted is.

I saw this in class as well, with the girl who got taken away from her doctors - same video - I don`t see why it`s so hard to believe, there`s been cases of this happening hundred of years before America was founded.

PLUS - perfect example of why it`s possible for a girl to imitate a dog? I bet your parents are close minded, so... in turn, you are too.

Get a job, and not at Walmart.

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Male 164
@chikoori: Edik is another example. And yes, I have heard of this stuff before. In some cases (like the "Jeannie" mentioned above) it`s too late for them to learn grammar, but in other cases (if they are found early enough in their lives) they can live perfectly normal lives from there on. (this was on the news a while ago)
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Male 511
thats sad :( i wish it werent true
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Female 986
21? She looks like a twelve year old boy. :/ + She wasn`t raised without love :D She had puppy love! :D
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Male 2,781
GIVES A WHOLE NEW MEANING TO DOGGY STYLE LMAO
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Female 4,028
These cases are really interesting. I would love to study it more someday.

I find it sad that, just because it`s different, people automatically assume it to be fake. Not everything unusual/unbelievable is fake; if that were true, the world would be a dull place indeed.

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Female 322
"For six years..Oxana blah lived in a kennel"??! She`s 22 now..I`m sure she`s been able to get a hair cut and some clothes...
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Male 2,510
its not like you conquering the tvscreen.
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Male 2,510
why must there be an american flag with every clip of an american.
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Female 40
that must killl the knees!
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Male 18
^^^ No offense, but are you two nuerologists?
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Female 4
I thought that by the age of eight your chance of learning language was past, they have been trieng to teach feral children to speak for the longest time and they always just imatate they don`t really comunicate. Ohh well
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Female 2,552
That can`t be true. She wouldn`t be able to learn human languages because her mind already developed and wouldn`t be able to learn something so difficult.
This is probably fake. I watched a show about feral children, and she was not on it.
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Female 2,552
Aaah! She`s the same age as me. She`d be a cute pet ;-)
Just kidding.
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Male 1,225
She was not a "reanactor"... that was here from a few years ago...

She grew out of it eventually because the Ukrainian version of DCF took her away from her parents.

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Male 18
These theories of it being fake are pretty narrow minded. If you act like a turtle, do you grow a shell? No. She was raised by dogs, so she acts like one, doesn`t mean she has a different anatomy or anything.

If you`re raised by, for example, scummy parents [like those white trash people, c`mon, you know who I`m talking about, the family of 7 you see at McDonals], then you`ll look and act like trash.

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Male 468
[quote]On 12/4/2006 2:38:01 AM eagles5 wrote: i feel like she`s faking it.[/quote]

hahahah that would be quite sad

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Female 460
i thinkt this is fake.
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Female 797
^^^^^^^
Very good point. The person walking an all fours was a reanactor.
Anyways I find this quite fasinating.
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Male 6
Don`t you guys see? The girl walking and barking is a re-enactor and they are just re-enacting the thing that really happened.
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Female 58
But if she was running around on her hands and knees for that long wouldn`t her body conform to that posture?
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Female 815
Lohphat. We get what you are saying but this one is real. So shut up. And Christ Galileo53, Grow a brain cell would you? You`re like a two yr old.
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Male 63
> chaos_king: You guys just get scared in the face of something even the slightest bit unusual. Maybe yas shud get owt abit more :P

Maybe you should try to be less gullible and ask harder questions instead of believing anything put in front of you.

Don`t be a tool.

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Female 327
omgsh...I never knew that ferel children actually existed...whoa.
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Female 2,220
I watched this in school twice for R.S. lessons.
God I hate those lessons.

But it`s horrible to think about...
Gah.
x x x

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Female 324
hey thats what i watched lol, Lupine :-)
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Female 324
wow we did about her in sociology.. very interesting :-)
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Female 455
I saw this is sociology class. It IS real we watched a whole program about it- the worst case was this girl who`d be locked in a room for most of her life in America. She was taught how to say nouns and recognise objects but could never develop proper language. Also in a terrible miscarriage of justice she was taken away from the doctors that could help her...
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Male 85
You notice those that seem to think this was stupid as "poop" are ages 13-17....lol
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Female 419
I watched the full program a few months back, I thought it was sad.
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Female 340
ergh you guys, this is a true life thing here. I have actually seen this on tv as well, not just her but of other kids and I remember a little boy too. Of course it isn`t going to look all that real when they cram everything into a 2 minute clip, go find the one that is a hour long or so and than come back here and see what you think. BTW, if it was aired on a health or learning channel...it tends to be real.
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Male 1,225
Now that I`ve seen the video, they pretty much sum it up completely.

It does look a little fake the way they shot it, but know that the video with her acting as a dog is about 12 years old and that they intermixed it with her from present day. They caught her in time to rehabilitate her.

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Male 1,225
This is sad and real. I am in a Psychology class, and about three or four chapters ago we talked about feral children. My professor showed a video that included this child and several others who were neglected or abused. The children learn how to behave from the next best thing, the family dog.

This particular case, if I recall correctly, the parents were alcoholics and left her outside with the dogs because they didn`t want to deal with her while they were having hangovers.

Also, most feral children who age past 12 without gaining the ability to speak probably never will.

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Male 731
boooooorriiiinggggg
so stupid bs poop
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Male 632
Ok, so when her parents put her outside she must`ve had clothes on. So did the clothes stay on her until she grew too big for them and ripped off like the incredible hulk? and by the time she was found, her hair must`ve been soo long that it would drag on the ground?
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Female 441
I think its true.the people who think it is fake havnt seen the whole doc. She had clothes on because humans found her and put hem on her.it wasnt like a dude with a camera stumbled upon some she dog with clothes on.The whoile thing is really Interesting.
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Male 813
Hey, I know why its fake! Its photoshopped!!!!! OMG!
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Female 104
maybe it`s the way it`s shot, but it just seems fake to me
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Female 339
the programme was an hour long masterigloo, this clip was only a few segments of it ut into a few minutes, i guess they explained more in the tv show
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Male 959
right. First of all a human can`t run as fast as a gaelle, no matter how well they bring him/her up. There are anatomical reasons for a gazelles speed based on length of limb, being unguiligrade, and the muscles being packed at the proximal end of the limb.

Secondly she was obviously acting for the cameras to show how she behaved with the dogs.

Its a pity when she met her parents she didn`t launch at them and chew their faces off. Now, that would have been good tv.

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Female 27
I`ve seen this on Tv less than a week ago, and watched about half of a documentary on Oxana and other feral children, and they explained a lot about her situation and others`.

Link

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Male 14
it`s gotta be fake... they barely explained anything about her situation... it was too vague to be real... if it was real they would`ve gone into way more detail about it... like why her hair was cut and why she had clothing and explained the feral behavior more than just a vague "here`s a feral child she was raised by dogs, here look at her immitate a dog: ___" ... i don`t think any journalist doing a story like that would seriously believe that people could believe that crap without more explanation.
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Female 339
Haha, yes.. we can :P

I remember seeing this advertised on tv, but i never bothered watching all the way through, i saw a bit at the end where she was learning human language, she was a little retarded to say the least, well.. you would be wouldnt you

Erm.. they put clothes on her before they started filming for the sake of the viewers and indeed the cameraman (who would want a naked she-dog pouncing all over you? :|) obviously.. she didnt have clothes when they found her in the wild

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Male 403
so can we official call her a real bitch?
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Female 401
lohphat
like they said before she grew up like the dogs so her body is probably used to the panting...and learning language is the same as teaching a child language
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Male 18
tulip- They Only did all that stuff for the film lol
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Male 18
lohphat its true shes only imitating their behaviour. Ive actually looked around for information on this because its really interesting. It was on the TV a while ago aswell. Its not BS its true. You guys just get scared in the face of something even the slightest bit unusual. Maybe yas shud get owt abit more :P
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Female 117
BTW if any of you were wondering this, How the F**K can she go to the loo without crapping herself???

i wouldnt mind her as a pet and KoalaMeatPie, could u put a link for the Gazelle plz

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Female 250
Crap. Who cut her hair and did she grow clothing?
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Male 21
Absolute poop
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Female 1,001
old as dirt
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Female 236
+Jagjamin, I used to put clothes on my dog and it still ran around and barked like a dog would. Just because she has clothes on, it doesn`t mean she`s "normalised".
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Female 236
I remember watching this on TV.

also, cleverclogs above me, she`s IMITATING a dog panting. I.e. sticking her tongue out and breathing in and out quickly. And if you hadn`t noticed, the clip where she`s running around like a dog, and the clips where she`s talking, are like 5-10 years apart. If you can learn basic French an a year, I THINK you can learn Ukranian in 5. And from the ages 1-3 you learn a lot of language anyway.

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Male 63
I call BS for two reasons:

1. Dogs pant because they have no sweat glands and that`s how they lower their core body temperature. When a human pants they hyperventilate and pass out. We`re built differently.

2. Language aquisition. If she were truely feral, her human language skills would be very impared or non-existant as once the cirtical language aquisition window passes in a child, it`s very hard to catch-up or compensate.

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Male 173
If she`s wearing clothing.... How feral is she? has she been relatively normalised? If so, why does she still do the dog thing?
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Male 555
^Although it would be cool if she could communicate with the dogs, it’s just not possible. She’s only imitating their behavior.
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Male 256
i wonder if she could comunicate with the dogs?
and now that she can speak human, tell us what they say and how they think
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Male 2,576
There are many cases of Feral Children. one Boy was Raised by Gazel, and he could almost run as fast as them.
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Male 272
i feel like she`s faking it.
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Female 240
I`d never heard of this before. The best stuff is in the first half of the clip though.
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Male 2,216
Shocking, but older than the dinosaurs.
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Male 1,461
Link: Ukranian Girl Raised By Dogs [Rate Link] - Oxana Malaya is a feral child.
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