It is not strange to see people keeping unusual animals as pets. In Ancient Africa, animals have held different positions, some are revered and feared and others are considered taboo.
However, over time, some animals have come to be seen as good friends of the community despite being viewed as wild, dangerous or even messy. The reasons for these communities keeping such animals around them is as popular or as strange as it can be.
Here are some animals that have found friendship and companionship in humans across Africa.