A one-year-old in Russia survived three nights alone in a forest full of wolves and bears, according to reports.
Lyuda Kuzina had somehow walked away from her mother earlier this week as she played in the family’s garden in Obninsk, Smolensk, according to The Sun.
Some 500 people searched the dense forest for the baby — and were starting to give up hope when a group that had stopped to rest heard a noise, the outlet reported.
The group of rescuers called out and again heard the noise, described as a “faint squeak,” a second time — leading them to the child, one rescuer told The Sun.
“She was weak, bitten all over by insects, but most importantly she was alive,” the rescuer said. “Everyone cried – experienced and first time volunteers, local residents, everyone was sobbing.”
The children’s ombudswoman at the Kremlin, Anna Kuznetsova, said Kuzina was being examined by doctors at her local children’s hospital, according to The Mirror.