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Tippi Degre: A Child of the Wilderness

 
With a best friend that weighs 5 tons, a group of cheetahs to hang around with and a giant bullfrog as a Teddy bear, Tippi Degre is hardly your average little girl. Perhaps a modern version of Mowgli, the boy from the famous 'Jungle Book' novel, she was born in Namibia to French wildlife photographer parents, who raised her in Africa. 
 
Today, her parents published a book with her story and remarkable photos from when she was growing up, the first 10 years of her life spent almost entirely in the wild.
 
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Tippi has spent all of her childhood running and playing with animals you don't meet every day - Lion cubs, snakes, mongoose, cheetahs, a zebra, giraffes and even crocodiles. The adorable girl sees nothing wrong with her childhood, she had no friends and so the animals became the only friends she had other than her parents.

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