Tippi Degré is a girl who was born in Namibia, and has a special bond with animals. Her parents, Alain Degré and Sylvie Robert, worked as freelance wildlife photographers in Namibia. During her stay in Namibia, she befriended wild animals, including a 28-year old elephant Abu, a leopard nicknamed J&B, crocodiles, lion cubs, giraffes, giant bullfrogs and chameleons. She also befriended the Bushmen and the Himba tribespeople of the Kalahari, who taught her how to survive on roots and berries, and to speak their language.
Tippi later moved with her parents to Madagascar and then to France. A book of her adventures, Tippi of Africa was published and translated in several languages. She also set up a website, and returned to Africa to make six nature documentaries for the Discovery Channel. In Paris, Tippi attended a local state school for the first two years, but is now homeschooled because she was found to have little in common with the other children in Paris. (wikipedia)
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