Hyenas are savage animals but when in captivity it can be just like other tame domestic animals. This is part of a photo series in which Pieter Hugo the photographer took with a group of wandering Nigerians. There were three different hyenas shown and apparently have quite a deep relationship with its owners. More photos are shown at Pieter Hugo website.
6 more pics of hyena pets in Nigeria after the jump.
Source: Pieter Hugo