Everyone has heard the story of the boy Mowgli, but as life has shown, such children do exist.
Today we will tell you about Tippi Degre, a young girl who spent her entire childhood surrounded by wild animals.
The child was born in Namibia in 1990 to a family of wildlife photographers.
Her parents instilled in her a love and respect for nature and animals since she was a child.
The management of the reserve where the family worked became concerned about baby Tippi’s safety and insisted that they leave this territory and provide their child with more comfortable living conditions.
Therefore, the family moves to the Botswana Nature Reserve, where they managed to come to an agreement with the management.
It was here that the baby made friends with an elephant named Abu and a leopard J&B with whom she loved to play.
For 10 years of living in the wild, Tippi has made friends with many animals: ostriches, zebras, giraffes, and even crocodiles.
They ran together, rolled in the grass, she could ride on them, and sometimes they even slept together.
The girl always remembered the rules that her parents taught her — to be always friendly, not to make sudden movements, and never turn her back to predators.
Tippi’s family moved to France when she was 10 years old, where she attended school, but she always remembered Africa with trepidation as her native home.
At the age of 30, the girl returned to her homeland and produced six wildlife documentaries for the Discovery Channel.
By the way, she also often appeared in the popular TV show “Fort Boyard” as a tiger keeper.
Now she is happy to continue the work of her parents, has a website about Africa, and runs a blog.