Everyone that has read or seen ‘The Jungle Book’ will know who Mowgli is. But did you know that’s there’s a real-life Mowgli? Tippi Degré was raised among wild animals and because of this, her life has been quite extraordinary.
A Not-So-Ordinary Childhood
Tippi was born in June 1990, in Namibia. Her parents, Sylvie Robert and Alain Degré were French photographers and filmmakers. They always knew they didn’t want an ordinary childhood for their child. Hence chose to raise her amongst African animals.
Tippi was named after American actress, Tippi Hedren. She was known for her role in the film ‘The Birds’, by Alfred Hitchcock and was also an animal activist. The couple admired her and decided to name their baby girl after her.