This Seemed Like The Worst Parenting EVER. Then I Kept Looking And… Holy Cow.


What you see below isn’t child abuse. It’s actually an amazing once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that two parents blessed their young daughter with. The girl in these pictures is Tippi Benjamine Okanti Degré. The French girl was born in 1990 and she spent her childhood in Namibia. Tippi grew up alongside wild animals like cheetahs and lions, and she spent her time hunting with tribespeople instead of playing tag with classmates. Her childhood was stunning:

Because of how Tippi grew up, she has formed a strong bond to animals in the world around her. She speaks more of this connection in her book. All I know is that I will be eternally jealous that I didn’t get to pal around with lions growing up.

You hear that, mom?