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Subj:     Girl Who Grew Up in the African Wild 
          From: bill7808 on 4/30/2014 (S903d)
 Source1: http://en.wikipedia.org/
..........wiki/Tippi_Degr%C3%A9
 Source2: http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=68043
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Some of the pics are certainly staged, but Tippi Degre did 
spend her childhood in the wilds of Africa. 

A white child, she was born in Namibia to French wildlife 
photographer, Alain Degre, and his wife, Sylvie Robert. 
Tippi spent her whole childhood till the age of ten with 
wild animals including lion cubs, a mongoose, a snake, a 
cheetah, baby zebra, giraffes and crocodiles.  The little 
girl saw nothing unusual about her company. "I don't have 
friends here. Because I never see children.  So the animals 
are my friends, she once said." 

At the age of ten Tippi moving to Paris, France, with her 
parents, and grew up to be a lovely French woman. She 
returned to Africa to make six nature documentaries for 
the Discovery Channel.  These pictures of her childhood 
are just gorgeous.
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Tippi Degre - colored pencil "oil rub" portrait
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