Tippi Benjamine Okanti Degré (born 4 June 1990) is a French woman who spent her childhood in Namibia among wild animals and tribespeople. In 2002–03, she was the presenter of Around the World with Tippi, six wildlife and environmental TV documentaries.
Born in Namibia in 1990, Tippi Degré grew up in Southern Africa for the first ten years of her life. She was raised in the bush where her parents worked as wildlife photographers and filmmakers. She is known for the photos published internationally in the press and in books about her childhood in the wild, where she was living close to the tribespeople of her country, the San Bushmen and the Himbas, and the animals.
During her childhood in Namibia, Tippi befriended wild animals, including a 28-year old elephant Abu, a leopard nicknamed J&B, crocodiles, lion cubs, giraffes, a northern greater galago, a banded mongoose, an ostrich, meerkats, a baby zebra, a cheetah, a caracal, a snake, an African grey parrot, giant bullfrogs and chameleons.
Check this 14 beautiful photos of her childhood: