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The Story Of Tippi Degré: The Girl Who Was Raised In The Jungle

Girl in the Wild

In June 1990, Tippi Degré was born in Namibia to Sylvie Robert and Alain Degré, a French couple. Their child Tippi was named after the actress Tippi Hedren. You may recognize Hedren from her most notable role in Hitchcock’s film, The Birds. After Tippi was born, her parents decided that they didn’t want to give her a normal childhood.


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Instead, they wanted her to be raised in Africa, among wild animals. I know it sounds crazy, but that was Tippi’s life. It wasn’t ideal for a child, but Tippi’s parents wanted to give her a unique upbringing. For the next 10 years, she ran around with elephants and made friends with leopards. Literally.