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'Forest Boy' Found After 16 Years in Siberia Wilderness

Parents raised him there from age of 4

(Newser) - A 20-year-old Russian man has emerged from a Siberian forest after spending 16 years living there. The man says he and his hermit parents moved there when he was 4. His folks finally left in May, and locals say they then decided to head to an island off Russia's... More »

5-Year-Old Russian Girl Raised by Cats, Dogs

Russian, 5, was locked in unheated flat with animals

(Newser) - Russian police have removed a feral girl from the home where she was raised by cats and dogs, the Times of London reports. Natasha, 5, who mimics the animals rather than speaking, has never been outside her family's unheated apartment. Her grandparents and father also lived there, but she had... More »

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