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18 februari 2015

AFRICA: Tippi of Africa, the Child Who Lived With Wild Animals

Tippi Benjamine Okanti Degré (born 4 June 1990) is a French woman, who spent her childhood in Namibia among wild animals and tribespeople. She is the only child to wildlife photographer parents Sylvie Robert and Alain Degré, who published her photos in a book called Tippi of Africa“It was magical to be able to be free in this nature with this child. She was a very lucky little girl – she was born and raised until the age of 10 totally in the wild.” said Sylvie.
Riding a five-ton elephant, whom she called ‘my brother’, chilling with a cheetah or hugging a giant bullfrog as if it were a Teddy bear. The childhood of the French girl Tippi Degre sounds more like a newer version of Mowgli, rather than something real. A white child, she was born in Namibia to French wildlife photographer parents and grew up in Africa. Tippi spent her whole childhood playing with wild animals including lion cubs, a mongoose, a snake, a cheetah, baby zebra, giraffes and crocodiles.
After moving to Paris, France with her parents, she returned to Africa to make six nature documentaries for the Discovery Channel. She is known among other things for supervising the tigers in Fort Boyard, off the coast of France.
Sources: TIPPI.ORG, Book: Tippi of Africa

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    1. Thank you, Maria for your lovely comment. Stunning photos indeed from Tippi, such a wonderful child. I enjoyed these photos too!

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