She speaks no known language, she walks on all fours and she screeches to communicate. The doctors have dubbed her “The Mowgli Girl” because of her similarities to the boy in the Jungle Book. They cannot determine her exact age or how long she was in the jungle and she is deathly afraid of humans. Even though they have taught her to walk upright on two legs, she still walks on all fours and has occasional bouts where she becomes violent. She was found two months ago in failing health but the doctors say that is improving steadily.
Authorities say she seemed comfortable among the apes at Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary, close to the border with Nepal.
They are still trying to find out who she is, where she came from and how long she has been in the wild.
Sub-inspector Suresh Yadav found her while he was on a routine patrol, according to the Times of India.
She was taken to hospital after the discovery two months ago and has been looked after there ever since.
Inspector Ram Avtar Singh, from Motipur station, in Bahraich, said: ‘She was terrified of us, she could not speak or hear us properly. She was surrounded by three monkeys. She had wounds on her body specifically on her elbow and one on her leg.
‘She was wearing clothes but not very dirty, it looks like she was abandoned by her family.
‘She looked weak and was very hungry. We gave her some food to eat. She looked miserable. If we hadn’t rescued her she could have been eaten by other animals.’
Doctors say she is still prone to bouts of anger and violence while she does not appear to understand any language.
She is said to be still frightened of humans. Although she has been taught to walk upright, she still walks on all fours, medics say.