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Tippi Degré: the little girl who grew up in the African wild

Tippi Degré had quite the amazing childhood. Imagine growing up with wildlife photographers as parents, roaming the African landscape, and making friends with wild animals wherever you go.

This was Tippi’s childhood. Since there were no children around, Tippi became friends with many of the incredible African animals, such as elephants, ostriches, crocodiles, a baby zebra, a cheetah, snakes, and even lion cubs. When she wasn’t playing with animals, Tippi was spending time with the Namibian tribespeople. Tippi’s photographer parents compiled images of her life in Africa into a 1998 book entitled Tippi of Africa.

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Tippi learning archery
Tippi learning archery
Tippi hugging a frog
Tippi hugging a frog
Tippi getting licked by a cheetah
Tippi getting licked by a cheetah
Tippi with her luggage
Tippi with her luggage
Tippi standing in front of an elephant
Tippi standing in front of an elephant
Tippi playing with a snake
Tippi playing with a snake
Tippi getting her hair done by natives
Tippi getting her hair done by natives
Tippi washing an elephant
Tippi washing an elephant

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