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Born in Africa to French wildlife photographer parents, Tippi Degré had a most unusual childhood. The young girl grew up in the African desert and developed an uncommon bond with many untamed animals including a 28-year old African elephant named Abu, a leopard nicknamed J&B, lion cubs, giraffes, an Ostrich, a mongoose, crocodiles, a baby zebra, a cheetah, giant bullfrogs, and even a snake. Africa was her home for many years and Tippi became friends with the ferocious animals and tribespeople of Namibia. As a young child, the French girl said, “I don’t have friends here. Because I never see children. So the animals are my friends.”
Originally posted by purplemer
We can learn a lot from children and how they interact with animals and nature.
Originally posted by haven123
seen these years ago this is here now. last pic she made it without getting eaten
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Originally posted by Raxoxane
reply to post by texasgirl
Snakes are actually lovely to handle,you'll be surprised.I've been wanting one for ages-you cannot imagine how relaxing and soothing it is,to have one wriggle all over you,and to hold them-its AMAAAAZING,it truly is,obviously the non-poisonous types
Seriously it's incredibly therapeutic.When we still lived in a city,there was a petshop i used to go to,and the owner would let me play with his snake.(Sorry could'nt resist that one) There were a few snakes in the shop at all times,and i could pick one and spend a few minutes with it-i miss that sorely.Moneywise its a bit of a luxury i can't afford at the moment,but maybe in a few years time.I so love the feel of their cool skins against mine,the feel of the muscles moving under the skin-its a living "stressball" in a way.
The crocodile-i do not think that's wise-i would'nt even let one of my dogs near a croc.It must be deliriously awesome to have an elephant as a friend though.
This child indeed has a wonderful,one-in-a-billion life-though i do find it sad that she has no human children her age to interact with-its important too.But at least she seems very happy.edit on 22-3-2013 by Raxoxane because: (no reason given)edit on 22-3-2013 by Raxoxane because: (no reason given)