Russian 'Mowgli' survives 3 days in Siberian wilderness

Russian 'Mowgli' survives 3 days in Siberian wilderness
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A Russian toddler who went missing in the Siberian taiga forest was found three days later alive and well.

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A Russian toddler who went missing in the Siberian taiga forest was found three days later alive and well.

Tserin Dopchut, who has already been nick-named ‘Mowgli’, ventured into the remote forest between the Russian tundra and the steppes in search of his pet dogs.

Miraculous survival of 3 year old 'Mowgli' boy lost in taiga for 72 hourshttps://t.co/lyHdz4OA1tpic.twitter.com/lCXcOdgObH

— The Siberian Times (@siberian_times) September 22, 2016

The forest near Khut in the Tuva Republic is home to such predators as wolves, bears and lynx.

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The search operation involving over 100 police and rescue workers, helicopters and sniffer dogs came up empty-handed.

The pet dogs returned to the village and led the child’s uncle and a search party to him just a few kilometres from the family home.

One emergency worker said the toddler survived because he didn’t panic. He ate chocolate he had in his pocket, took shelter and slept under a tree.

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