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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Girl Who Grew Up in the African Wild!

A good friend sent this to me and I had to share it! Amazing!

The pictures are just gorgeous! 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 a 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!
 The little girl saw nothing unusual about her company:  I don't have friends here, because I never see children!
 So the animals are my friends, she once said.
Tippi is now 23 years old and the only child to wildlife photographer parents, Sylvie Robert and Alain Degre, who published her photos in a book call 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.
Tippi today! 

Tippi: My Book of Africa Paperback


Fun60 said...

What an extraordinary story and fabulous photos.

Sridharan Srinivasan said...

WOW.. Extraordinary indeed.. thanks for sharing these fantastic photographs..Sylvia..

TexWisGirl said...

okay, i believe it since you said the parents were wildlife photogs. they truly are great snaps.

laughed at the new header. :)

Jo said...

What an amazing story. Thanks for sharing it, Sylvia. Hope you're having a great day. Jo

Mama Zen said...

What amazing pictures!

Stewart M said...

That really is some story - I ender how the rest of the story will go?

Cheers - Stewart M

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Magical childhood! Thanks for sharing this on Sylvia!!! YAM xx

Jack said...

She doesn't look any the worse for her unusual childhood.

magiceye said...

Wow! Amazing!

Arija said...

Oh Sylvia, thank you so very much for sharing this. I wonder how Tippi is doing in modern society. How does one build a bridge between totally wild and electronic society?

lotusleaf said...

What a remarkable girl!I never dared to touch an elephant as a child:(

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