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(Bored Panda)   "Hey, where's Tippi, anyway?" "Oh, I don't know, probably out riding an elephant or one of the ostriches or laying around with the cheetahs. You know, the usual"   (boredpanda.com) divider line 52
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2013-05-11 10:40:10 AM  
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A young  Björk models an ostrich skirt for her doting  parents.
"She's definitely got her own style," says proud Dad.
 
2013-05-11 10:43:53 AM  
This week on To Catch a Predator: Africa . . . .
 
2013-05-11 10:45:57 AM  
More recently...

www.formyhour.com
 
2013-05-11 10:46:10 AM  
Yeah, but after "Mean Girls" it's all downhill.
 
2013-05-11 10:46:58 AM  
Tippy was actually part Dodge Dart.

/obscure?
 
2013-05-11 10:48:03 AM  
Gonna show this to my 5-year-old niece who's afraid of ants. ANTS!
 
2013-05-11 10:49:10 AM  
hate to break it to ya but these are staged photo shoots.. This kid is no Jungle Book.. shes the daughter of a couple rich french photographers who went to Africa
 
2013-05-11 10:49:27 AM  
Just like most people wouldn't know what's safe to mess with in your computer and what's not, I don't understand how a little girl can pal around with a leopard or a cheetah and not get clawed in the eye and eaten.
 
2013-05-11 10:49:30 AM  
For some reason, I thought the headline was about Twiggy
 
2013-05-11 10:58:01 AM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Gonna show this to my 5-year-old niece who's afraid of ants. ANTS!


Show her this classic short story instead.

Leningen versus the Ants
 
2013-05-11 10:59:09 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: More recently...

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Not fair that they taught her how to wear a shirt.
 
2013-05-11 10:59:43 AM  
thin upper lip. FAS. lack of inhibitions/bad judgement. it all makes sense.
 
2013-05-11 10:59:58 AM  

UTEP_Farker: Tippy was actually part Dodge Dart.

/obscure?


Carlin
 
2013-05-11 11:04:46 AM  
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What Tippi among wildlife may look like.
 
2013-05-11 11:06:13 AM  
Hey Tippi Jungle Girl, in your bare feet, tell us what you're gonna do!

"First I'm going to bother every animal I meet, then I'll probably go home and get drunk."
 
2013-05-11 11:08:22 AM  

hogans: [assets.nydailynews.com image 634x500]

What Tippi among wildlife may look like.


Came to post this
 
2013-05-11 11:17:08 AM  
If she really grew up in that environment i.e. The Wild Thornberries (sp), she'd be fertilizer by now.
 
2013-05-11 11:17:55 AM  
Wow, Janna of the Jungle flashbacks.
 
2013-05-11 11:19:04 AM  

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I'd like to get wild with her

/lewd comment of the day done
//she's a year younger than me, nice
///I know hire to speak French too, call me
 
2013-05-11 11:24:51 AM  
She was kidnapped by that nerd Francis, now we have to find the three red landmarks and get her back!
 
2013-05-11 11:26:58 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Gonna show this to my 5-year-old niece who's afraid of ants. ANTS!

Show her this classic short story instead.

Leningen versus the Ants


One of my favorites. I have a copy of it in an Esquire short story book from the 1930s. How that hasn't been made into a movie, I don't know. Thanks for reminding me of it. I'm gonna reread it now.
 
2013-05-11 11:31:16 AM  

doctorwormwood: hate to break it to ya but these are staged photo shoots.. This kid is no Jungle Book.. shes the daughter of a couple rich french photographers who went to Africa


Oh snap. You ruined it for me. I thought it was a vagabond runaway white girl who found herself in Africa had to make it on her own in the jungle. And then photographers showed up at just the right moment.

Seriously, "staged" or not, you can't just climb up an elephant's forehead and ride on its back unless you have a pretty good rapport with the elephant. Pretty remarkable no matter how you try to explain away its remarkableness.
 
2013-05-11 11:36:38 AM  

Christian Bale: doctorwormwood: hate to break it to ya but these are staged photo shoots.. This kid is no Jungle Book.. shes the daughter of a couple rich french photographers who went to Africa

Oh snap. You ruined it for me. I thought it was a vagabond runaway white girl who found herself in Africa had to make it on her own in the jungle. And then photographers showed up at just the right moment.

Seriously, "staged" or not, you can't just climb up an elephant's forehead and ride on its back unless you have a pretty good rapport with the elephant. Pretty remarkable no matter how you try to explain away its remarkableness.


Not really. The elephant just has really good handlers.
 
2013-05-11 11:38:17 AM  
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Anyone else think of this?
 
2013-05-11 11:42:51 AM  

doctorwormwood: This kid is no Jungle Book.. shes the daughter of a couple rich french photographers who went to Africa


No, not a Jungle Book. But Tippi's family lived in the wilds of Namibia for 10 years before moving on to Madagascar, then France, and got along especially well with the wild animals and the tribesmen.
 
2013-05-11 11:59:36 AM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: BarkingUnicorn: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Gonna show this to my 5-year-old niece who's afraid of ants. ANTS!

Show her this classic short story instead.

Leningen versus the Ants

One of my favorites. I have a copy of it in an Esquire short story book from the 1930s. How that hasn't been made into a movie, I don't know. Thanks for reminding me of it. I'm gonna reread it now.


I have a vague childhood memory of such a movie; title won't come to mind.
 
2013-05-11 12:08:15 PM  

doctorwormwood: hate to break it to ya but these are staged photo shoots.. This kid is no Jungle Book.. shes the daughter of a couple rich french photographers who went to Africa


Achievement Unlocked:  Raging Against the Machine.
 
2013-05-11 12:11:32 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: BarkingUnicorn: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Gonna show this to my 5-year-old niece who's afraid of ants. ANTS!

Show her this classic short story instead.

Leningen versus the Ants

One of my favorites. I have a copy of it in an Esquire short story book from the 1930s. How that hasn't been made into a movie, I don't know. Thanks for reminding me of it. I'm gonna reread it now.

I have a vague childhood memory of such a movie; title won't come to mind.


"The Naked Jungle" starring Charleton Heston, 1957. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leiningen_Versus_the_Ants

Good call!
 
2013-05-11 12:15:17 PM  

Mega Steve: hogans: [assets.nydailynews.com image 634x500]

What Tippi among wildlife may look like.

Came to post this


I could have sworn Hedren does own a wildlife sanctuary.

Well, she's responsible for Vietnamese nail salons, anyway. Off to rtfa.
 
2013-05-11 12:16:36 PM  
Totally thought this was going to be about Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

www.shambala.org
 
2013-05-11 12:17:32 PM  

doctorwormwood: hate to break it to ya but these are staged photo shoots.. This kid is no Jungle Book.. shes the daughter of a couple rich french photographers who went to Africa


So she's more Shanna the She Devil or Lady Greystoke.
 
2013-05-11 12:20:11 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Gonna show this to my 5-year-old niece who's afraid of ants. ANTS!

Show her this classic short story instead.

Leningen versus the Ants


A ripping yarn indeed!
 
2013-05-11 12:32:59 PM  

Ty Webb: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 150x183]
Anyone else think of this?


...first I'm gonna bother everybody I meet.  Then, I'll prolly go home, and get drunk.

/Hey... Hey... Tippi Turtle!
 
2013-05-11 12:36:51 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Gonna show this to my 5-year-old niece who's afraid of ants. ANTS!

Show her this classic short story instead.

Leningen versus the Ants


Good read; thanks for sharing.
 
2013-05-11 12:37:08 PM  

hillary: How cool is it to grow up and be able to dress as and participate in Namibian culture, being treated as one of their own? Way cool. I now feel like I had a severely deprived childhood.

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Yup. It's official. My childhood sucked. So did all of yours.


Meh. I didn't have to shoot my own food to eat. I also had regular showers, and had an indoor bathroom.
 
2013-05-11 12:43:16 PM  
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"I ain't even mad"
 
2013-05-11 12:58:47 PM  

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That doesn't look right.  Her eye color changed from blue to brown?
 
2013-05-11 01:58:01 PM  
The fact that she is laughing and smiling in pics is proof this is bs. People who grow up without humans never smile or laugh even when they are back in society for decades
 
2013-05-11 02:23:46 PM  
I've spent a total of three years in Namibia and seen a lot of semi-domesticated animals in that time. Usually they are taken by humans when they are young and become quite manageable although that often changes when they reach maturity. I've had cheetahs drink water from my hands, had a meercat fall asleep in my hands and petted a oryx (who later gored someone when she matured) so I can believe most of the photos were real but staged. I also have trouble believing the croc photo and don't know of any leopards that could be trusted near a child but I suppose it might be possible.

There is also a semi-tame hippo in South Africa who fell asleep with her head on my feet see www.jessicahippo.com
 
2013-05-11 02:28:17 PM  

nytmare: doctorwormwood: This kid is no Jungle Book.. shes the daughter of a couple rich french photographers who went to Africa

No, not a Jungle Book. But Tippi's family lived in the wilds of Namibia for 10 years before moving on to Madagascar, then France, and got along especially well with the wild animals and the tribesmen.


My favourite quote from her in TFA is this one:
The little girl saw nothing unusual about her company: "I don't have friends here. Because I never see children. So the animals are my friends," she once said.
And then how there are some darling pictures of her being decorated and taught to hunt by San folks. Presumably she was young and innocent and didn't actually consider the San inhuman, like many other white folks (and, to be fair, a good number of black folks too) in Namibia did and do, but it looks awkward. I wonder what the San in those pictures think about her riding elephants and cuddling with cheetah cubs.
 
2013-05-11 02:36:54 PM  

tuckeg: I've spent a total of three years in Namibia and seen a lot of semi-domesticated animals in that time. Usually they are taken by humans when they are young and become quite manageable although that often changes when they reach maturity. I've had cheetahs drink water from my hands, had a meercat fall asleep in my hands and petted a oryx (who later gored someone when she matured) so I can believe most of the photos were real but staged. I also have trouble believing the croc photo and don't know of any leopards that could be trusted near a child but I suppose it might be possible.

There is also a semi-tame hippo in South Africa who fell asleep with her head on my feet see www.jessicahippo.com


What croc photo?
 
2013-05-11 02:48:36 PM  

lemonysprite: tuckeg: I've spent a total of three years in Namibia and seen a lot of semi-domesticated animals in that time. Usually they are taken by humans when they are young and become quite manageable although that often changes when they reach maturity. I've had cheetahs drink water from my hands, had a meercat fall asleep in my hands and petted a oryx (who later gored someone when she matured) so I can believe most of the photos were real but staged. I also have trouble believing the croc photo and don't know of any leopards that could be trusted near a child but I suppose it might be possible.

There is also a semi-tame hippo in South Africa who fell asleep with her head on my feet see www.jessicahippo.com

What croc photo?


Sorry, it's on the Snoopes site http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=68043
 
2013-05-11 03:18:07 PM  

doctorwormwood: hate to break it to ya but these are staged photo shoots.. This kid is no Jungle Book.. shes the daughter of a couple rich french photographers who went to Africa


Really... they are? Thanks. We wouldn't have been able to figure that out if it weren't for you.

Hey everybodyyyy! They're staged... you can go to another thread now.

Thanks, dude.
 
2013-05-11 03:26:02 PM  
I wonder if this was the leopard in the scopes photo http://www.channel24.co.za/TV/News/Leopard-kills-woman-on-TV-shoot-20 1 10316. Leopards can live over 20 years so it's possible.
 
2013-05-11 03:40:28 PM  
Le monde selon Tippi 1997
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8zZ_NGRoJo
The animals do seem to enjoy her company (elephant and the leopard being her favorites). If i remember correctly, at one point a reporter tells her that he'd be afraid hang out with the leopard like that and she tells him not to carry a knife for one thing.. Very opinionated kid.
 
2013-05-11 03:48:34 PM  

hogans: [assets.nydailynews.com image 634x500]

What Tippi among wildlife may look like.


My first thought.

I doubt Tippi is really getting along so well with those ostrichi.

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2013-05-11 03:57:23 PM  
I'm surprised there aren't any subs. Sorry!
I might give subbing a go during the summer.
 
2013-05-11 07:27:05 PM  
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And not a single fark was given that day...
 
2013-05-12 12:55:52 AM  

tuckeg: lemonysprite: tuckeg: I've spent a total of three years in Namibia and seen a lot of semi-domesticated animals in that time. Usually they are taken by humans when they are young and become quite manageable although that often changes when they reach maturity. I've had cheetahs drink water from my hands, had a meercat fall asleep in my hands and petted a oryx (who later gored someone when she matured) so I can believe most of the photos were real but staged. I also have trouble believing the croc photo and don't know of any leopards that could be trusted near a child but I suppose it might be possible.

There is also a semi-tame hippo in South Africa who fell asleep with her head on my feet see www.jessicahippo.com

What croc photo?

Sorry, it's on the Snoopes site http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=68043


Thanks!
 
2013-05-12 01:11:07 AM  
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"It followed me home. Can I keep it?"
 
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