- The Indian girl who was rescued while in the company of monkeys now has a new name and shelter
- When she was found, she was unable to talk and walk like humans
- Local child welfare specialists say she has not been civilized
The Indian girl who was rescued in a remote nature reserve in Bahraich, northern India, two months ago while in the company of monkeys now has a new name and shelter.
Child carers at her new shelter home in Lucknow in India named her "Ehsaas" on Saturday, noting that since they do not know her religion, they chose a name that was not particular to any religion and was used by all.
Dubbed "Mowgli girl" because of her story’s similarities to the Mowgli character in Rudyard Kipling’s book "The Jungle Book," she could not walk or talk like humans when she was found. She was recently filmed walking upright for the first time.
A local child welfare specialist, Suresh Dhapola, said young Ehsaas is not yet civilized into human behavior: "The only problem with the girl, what we can make out from her behaviour, is that she has not been civilized. She has not lived with humans and hence can not communicate like we do."
At her new home, the girl appeared at ease and is said to be more open to human interaction unlike when she was first found. Child carers are teaching her human habits through "habit formation," including basic habits like brushing her teeth.
Recent reports indicate that she was abandoned by her parents because of her mental instability, disputing earlier reports that she was raised by monkeys.
See more of the girl in the video below.