No matter how idyllic your childhood was, chances are it has nothing to do with Tippi Degrees’ formative years.
Born in Namibia, French woman Tippi spent the first 10 years of her life growing up in the wilds of Africa with her parents Sylvie Robert and Alain Degré, both wildlife photographers, who captured dozens of beautiful moments shared by their daughter and native African animals.
Little Tippi, who was actually a mix of Mowgli from the Jungle Book and Cady Heron from Mean Girls, called Abu the African elephant her brother and napped with Mufasa the lion cub.
Born in 1990, Tippi published a book in 2008 detailing her African adventures, accompanied by beautiful photos taken by her parents, which resurfaced online.
Riding on an elephant, cuddling a giant toad and getting her hand licked by a cheetah is what the intrepid young explorer did in one day.
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