The Siberian forest is so big that it is a home for plenty of wild life and you can get missing just a few steps. This is exactly what happened to the 4-year-old girl Karina Chikitova. Thankfully, she brought her dog with her, and her best companion made sure she was safe.
Villagers saw Karina wandering into the dense Siberian forest but never heard from here again. The alarm signal was signed and hundreds of people searched for her. After days of searching, they couldn't find the child, leaving the family in despair. They couldn't imagine her beloved Karina to be very scared in the forrest, luckily she wasn’t alone. After 11 days when they found the girl, her dog Kyrachaan had protected her from the wolves and bears. He also kept her warm when the temperatures were dropping. In order to survive, they both feed on water and fresh berries.
After 7 days rescuers almost gave up on her. But out of nowhere, the dog Kyrachaan showed up, pointing rescuers towards Karina’s direction. That inspired them rescuers so much that they doubled their efforts to find the young girl.
Rescuers finally found Karina in a bed of tall grass, around 4 miles away from their village. She was very scared, hungry and weak. It was, in fact, a miracle that she did not have any wounds or injuries. She only had several bug bites and mild scratches.
When Karina saw her true companion Kyrachaan she asked the dog “Why did you leave me?” See their amazing story in the video on the next page.