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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 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 called 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.

To read Tippi’s story and few more extraordinary photographs please go here.

As much as I love my country (New Zealand) I often wonder if my husband and myself had stayed in Africa with our 10 month old twins, how different their lives would have been!!!

They are still fortunate enough to visit their grand parents in Tanzania, and experience the spectacular wonders of Africa. 

The last photo below Tippi Degre is one of my twins in Tanzania with a wild tortoise.


Tania Bale

African Art Online.Com

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