The Fascinating Hyena Men Of Nigeria By Photographer Pieter Hugo (13 photo)


The locals of Nigeria know these men as Gadawan Kura (rough translation: ‘hyena handlers/guides’) but portrayed by Nigerian press as little more than a group of shady body guards, bank robbers, drug dealers and debt collectors – there has always been a tangible sense of myth and mystery surrounding the existence of “the hyena men of Nigeria”.
Their origin is a mystery, and so is what they do to tame these hyenas.
Their lifestyle is quite unique. Anyone want to tame Hyenas as a hobbie?

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