Modern Maugli

Tippi Degré was born in Africa in a family of French wildlife photographers and spent her childhood is very unusual.
She was born in June 1990, and grew up in the African desert, setting an unusually close relationship with many wild animals, including 28-year-old African elephant named Abu, leopard J & B, lion cubs, giraffe, ostrich, mongoose, cheetah, colt zebras, crocodiles, huge toads and even a snake.
In the ten-age girl explored the African bush, crawling on all fours. Africa has been her home for ten years, allowing Tippy friends with predatory animals, as well as aboriginal tribes of Namibia. For a little girl hug a giant toad was as natural as for her peers - a teddy bear.

Today Tippy - a student of the University of Paris cinema.
The girl's parents wrote a book about her childhood «Tippi of Africa» (Tippi of Africa), which was published in 1998. They also made ​​a documentary film «Bridging Gap to Africa», after which the girl-Maugli and became popular.

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