Friday, July 11, 2008

Tippi of Africa

Tippi Degré is famous in France, subject of books and documentaries. She grew up with African animals and was and is totally fearless with them.



Tippi and a snake. Tippi and bushmen.
Tippi documentary trailer. Even in her mid-teens, she is clearly still a tiny person.
I don't understand her French, but she seems very together.

TTL added:
Beautiful! Thanks for this post.
Check out these amazing photos of her!
Funny that it's only one letter difference from Pippi. Maybe you need an *ippi -name to be fearless and free.©ˆ :-)
1) Consider Tippi Hedren's role in Hitchcock's films, and that she now runs an animal rescue taking care, among others, the two tigers that used to belong to Maicol Geckson.

I can imagine many adults in the west thinking it's just horrible... not because they consider she is in danger from the animals, but because she is often dirty, and out of control, and out of supervision, untamed! not in school! Doesn't keep her elbows off the table!

I just can't believe she is crawling around on crocodiles, elephants, cheetahs... for somebody like me who is uncomfortable around a poodle, it's inspiring.

I haven't been able to find a DVD, but there is a highly rated book.

posted by Eolake Stobblehouse @ Friday, July 11, 2008   4 comments links to this post

4 Comments:

At 11 Jul 2008 08:19:00, Anonymous ttl said...

Beautiful! Thanks for this post.

Check out these amazing photos of her!

Funny that it's only one letter difference from Pippi. Maybe you need an *ippi -name to be fearless and free.¹ :-)

1) Consider Tippi Hedren's role in Hitchcock's films, and that she now runs an animal rescue taking care, among others, the two tigers that used to belong to Maicol Geckson.

 
At 11 Jul 2008 21:36:00, Anonymous marian said...

Gorgeous. thanks for that!

 
At 12 Jul 2008 00:32:00, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure, why don't we all do that? Then we can watch civilization crumble.

 
At 12 Jul 2008 00:53:00, Blogger eolake said...

I think we can all learn from each other without necessarily emulating each other.

 

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