Real Life "Mowgli-Girl" Was Raised by the Wild Animals of Africa

In the famous literary piece The Jungle Book, we meet the character Mowgli and read about his life being raised by wolves and other animals of the jungle. And while this story is mostly a fictional creation, there is actually a real-life counterpart to Mowgli in a little girl named Tippi Degre.

Tippi was nicknamed the “real life Mowgli” because of her unique upbringing. She has been the subject of a book and several documentaries because of her unique childhood and unbelievable story of being raised by wild and often quite feared African species…


Real Life Mowgli

Tippi Degre was the daughter of French couple, Alain Degre and Sylvie Robert. She was born in June of 1990 in Namibia, Africa. Tippi was named after the famous actress Tippi Hedren. When she was born, her parents decided that they would not bring her up in a normal environment…


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