An only child born and raised in wilderness areas of Southern Africa – for the first 10 years of Tippi’s life, “wild” animals were her friends!
TIPPI DEGRE STORY
Tippi Degré has parents who stepped out of normal life to pursue their passion for nature in Africa. Tippi was born in Africa and soon discovered she had no friends her own age, but it was never a problem. Instead of being lonely, Tippi became best friends with dozens of wild animals.
Looking at the photographs of Tippi and various wild animals, it’s difficult to believe that they are actually real images! The truth is that she did get unusually close to the animals in the pictures, but many of these animals were not in fact truly wild. Most of the animals photographed with Tippi were orphaned wildlife species raised by humans on ranches or from other habituated backgrounds, like the circus or film industry.
The largely overlooked fact that these animals were not completely wild, does not detract from the amazing bond Tippi formed with these creatures. This fearless little girl still got up incredibly close to a host of animals few would trust so fully.
The most captivating part of this unique story is the unbelievable photographs her parents took of Tippi as a small girl getting up close to different animals that they encountered on thier extensive travels through Africa.
AFRICAN WILDLIFE CHILD PHOTOS