hyena handlers in lagos

Photographer Pieter Hugo taken the images of Hyena handlers in Lagos, Nigeria by his cellphone.

A group of man, a little girl, three hyenas, four monkey and a few rock pythons. It turned out that they were a group of itinerant minstrels, performers who used the animals to entertain crowds and sell traditional medicines.

The animal handlers were all related to each other and were practicing a tradition passed down from generation to generation.

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