Tippi Degré is one of the few girls that has quite an unusual childhood. Daughter of two photographers who have a great passion to capture the wild world, she lived her first years in Namibia. Can you believe that her best friend’s a leopard and her “brother” is an elephant.
Looking at the pictures below, you’ll understand why this little girl has been called “real life’s Mowgli”
Tippi, was born on June 4, 1990 in Windhoek and grew up with her French parents Sylvie Robert and Alain Degré in the African savannah until she reached the age of 10.
“It was a magical time, to be able to be out in the wild and free with our child,” Sylvie told The Telegraph.
“She was a lucky little girl. She lived in the wild until she was ten years old. It was just the three of us along with all the animals. We did not have much contact with other people.”
At first look, people may think these pictures were taken in dangerous positions, but Tippi’s parents were all the time by her side making sure she’s safe.
“Many farmers in the areas took care of some of the orphaned animals and we were used to having them come close. They become almost tame or very accustomed to people and that’s why Tippi could be so close to them.”
The pictures are also breathtaking, it’s sure to say that Tippi’s parents are professional photographers.
With their little daughter’s wild hair and the stunning background and without forgetting the wild animals, these photos are making a rare beautiful combination, and we can strongly feel the special bond Tippi has with the animals.
After living 10 years in Namibia, The Degré family moved back to Paris, but Africa’s wildlife still has a special place in Tippi’s heart. She has been back 6 times to film nature documentarys for The Discovery Channel.
Today Tippi is 27 years old.
Tippi’s wonderful childhood photos have now been made into a book, Tippi: My Book of Africa.
You can see more photos of Tippi below.At the bottom you can also see what she looks like today.
Here is Tippi today:
What magical photos! It really looks like a wonderful childhood.
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You can watch a clip about Tippi below.