Growing up in a forest amongst jungle creatures is something we are heard about only in story books and seen in films. Mowgli and Tarzan were the popular fictitious characters who live in jungle even grew up and became a fundamental element of the wildlife. Their loved ones consist of pups, pythons, bear, panther, elephants etc. They talked their language, learned their skills and lead a life similar to theirs. But, who realized that these stories would actually become a truth one day in the form of a France lady named as Tippi Degre.
Now in Tippi’s new book, ‘Tippi: My Book of Africa’, includes the wonderful pictures that have led to comparisons with Rudyard Kipling’s younger super hero in The jungle Book.
- Photo courtesy : SYLVIE ROBERT / ALAIN DERGE / BARCROFT MEDIA LTD. FROM TIPPI MY BOOK OF AFRICA
Living with her French mother and father, wildlife photographers Sylvie Robert and Alain Degre,She was born in Windhoek, Namibia in 1990, Tippi Benjamine Okanti Degre was known as after Tippi Hedren, the celebrity who starred in Hitchcok’s ‘The Birds’.
“It was Amazing to be ale to be totally free in this nature with this kid,” describes Sylvie, Tippi’s mom. “She was a very fortunate little lady – she was born and raised until the age of 10 completely in the wild. It was just the three of us residing in the jungle with the creatures and not too many people.”