The real-life Mowgli

Tippi with leopard and elephant

 The real-life Mowgli

Sitting next to an adult leopard, Tippi Degre looks completely at ease. While most parents would not let their children anywhere near the big cat, Tippi's was a particularly unusual childhood. The daughter of French photographers Sylvie Robert and Alan Degre, she spent her first ten years travelling around Africa, and her parents chronicled her experiences. 

Branded the real-life Mowgli, after Rudyard Kipling's hero in The Jungle Book, a book has been re-released giving a glimpse of her extraordinary first decade. Now an adult, the book, Tippi: My Book of Africa, shows her making friends with many different exotic animals. 

Sourced and adapted from article at MailOnline, UK. 


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