Edition:
United Kingdom
Pictures | Tue Nov 3, 2015 | 5:25pm GMT

Unusual pets

Farmer Zhang Xianping rides his pig "Big Precious" during an interview with the media, in Zhangjiakou, Hebei province, China, November 2, 2015. Zhang, a pig breeder, instead of killing it, decided to keep the two-year-old "Big Precious" as pet when its weight reached 600 kg, according to local media. REUTERS/Stringer

Farmer Zhang Xianping rides his pig "Big Precious" during an interview with the media, in Zhangjiakou, Hebei province, China, November 2, 2015. Zhang, a pig breeder, instead of killing it, decided to keep the two-year-old "Big Precious" as pet when...more

Farmer Zhang Xianping rides his pig "Big Precious" during an interview with the media, in Zhangjiakou, Hebei province, China, November 2, 2015. Zhang, a pig breeder, instead of killing it, decided to keep the two-year-old "Big Precious" as pet when its weight reached 600 kg, according to local media. REUTERS/Stringer
Close
1 / 15
Cyrus Fakroddin and his pet goat Cocoa take a taxi ride in New York, April 7, 2012. Cocoa is a 3-year-old Alpine Pygmy mixed goat who lives with its owner Fakroddin in Summit, New Jersey. They frequently take trips into Manhattan to enjoy the city. Fakroddin raised Cocoa since she was 2 months old and treats her like a human. "She doesn't like goats, she doesn't like farms, she likes the people and the city." Fakroddin said.  REUTERS/Allison Joyce

Cyrus Fakroddin and his pet goat Cocoa take a taxi ride in New York, April 7, 2012. Cocoa is a 3-year-old Alpine Pygmy mixed goat who lives with its owner Fakroddin in Summit, New Jersey. They frequently take trips into Manhattan to enjoy the city....more

Cyrus Fakroddin and his pet goat Cocoa take a taxi ride in New York, April 7, 2012. Cocoa is a 3-year-old Alpine Pygmy mixed goat who lives with its owner Fakroddin in Summit, New Jersey. They frequently take trips into Manhattan to enjoy the city. Fakroddin raised Cocoa since she was 2 months old and treats her like a human. "She doesn't like goats, she doesn't like farms, she likes the people and the city." Fakroddin said. REUTERS/Allison Joyce
Close
2 / 15
Zukhro, an employee of the city zoo, walks with male lion Vadik on the territory of the zoo in the capital Dushanbe, Tajikistan, January 20, 2011. Employees take the lion from its cage to have a promenade along the territory two times a week while holding a piece of meat to attract Vadik's attention so it walks nearby. REUTERS/Nozim Kalandarov

Zukhro, an employee of the city zoo, walks with male lion Vadik on the territory of the zoo in the capital Dushanbe, Tajikistan, January 20, 2011. Employees take the lion from its cage to have a promenade along the territory two times a week while...more

Zukhro, an employee of the city zoo, walks with male lion Vadik on the territory of the zoo in the capital Dushanbe, Tajikistan, January 20, 2011. Employees take the lion from its cage to have a promenade along the territory two times a week while holding a piece of meat to attract Vadik's attention so it walks nearby. REUTERS/Nozim Kalandarov
Close
3 / 15
A man pulls his camel as he sits in an auto rickshaw during a dust storm in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad March 29, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A man pulls his camel as he sits in an auto rickshaw during a dust storm in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad March 29, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A man pulls his camel as he sits in an auto rickshaw during a dust storm in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad March 29, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave
Close
4 / 15
A man carries his pet iguana on his shoulder during the 2010 "Love Animal Day" pet carnival in Taipei April 24, 2010. REUTERS/Nicky Loh

A man carries his pet iguana on his shoulder during the 2010 "Love Animal Day" pet carnival in Taipei April 24, 2010. REUTERS/Nicky Loh

A man carries his pet iguana on his shoulder during the 2010 "Love Animal Day" pet carnival in Taipei April 24, 2010. REUTERS/Nicky Loh
Close
5 / 15
A man poses with a hyena along a street in Lagos, November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

A man poses with a hyena along a street in Lagos, November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

A man poses with a hyena along a street in Lagos, November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
Close
6 / 15
A contestant skis with his pet duck during a skiing with pets competition at a ski resort in Sanmenxia, Henan province, China, January 12, 2014. REUTERS/China Daily

A contestant skis with his pet duck during a skiing with pets competition at a ski resort in Sanmenxia, Henan province, China, January 12, 2014. REUTERS/China Daily

A contestant skis with his pet duck during a skiing with pets competition at a ski resort in Sanmenxia, Henan province, China, January 12, 2014. REUTERS/China Daily
Close
7 / 15
Gary Baker who goes by "G Bake" carries his ball python "China" during spring break festivities in Panama City Beach, Florida March 13, 2015. REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger

Gary Baker who goes by "G Bake" carries his ball python "China" during spring break festivities in Panama City Beach, Florida March 13, 2015. REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger

Gary Baker who goes by "G Bake" carries his ball python "China" during spring break festivities in Panama City Beach, Florida March 13, 2015. REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger
Close
8 / 15
Zhu Roumeng walks with her pet pig, Wuhua, near her house in Beijing April 22, 2015. Zhu has raised the female pig, which weighs around 85 kilogram, for the last three-and-half years and they've recently become an internet sensation after she posted her selfies with her pet pig on China's microblogging sites. Her surname 'Zhu' sounds exactly like the Mandarin word for 'pig', as such it became the reason for her love of pigs since she was a child, Zhu said. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Zhu Roumeng walks with her pet pig, Wuhua, near her house in Beijing April 22, 2015. Zhu has raised the female pig, which weighs around 85 kilogram, for the last three-and-half years and they've recently become an internet sensation after she posted...more

Zhu Roumeng walks with her pet pig, Wuhua, near her house in Beijing April 22, 2015. Zhu has raised the female pig, which weighs around 85 kilogram, for the last three-and-half years and they've recently become an internet sensation after she posted her selfies with her pet pig on China's microblogging sites. Her surname 'Zhu' sounds exactly like the Mandarin word for 'pig', as such it became the reason for her love of pigs since she was a child, Zhu said. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
Close
9 / 15
A man reads a book as his pony waits nearby, in central of Slaviansk, Ukraine, April 26, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A man reads a book as his pony waits nearby, in central of Slaviansk, Ukraine, April 26, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A man reads a book as his pony waits nearby, in central of Slaviansk, Ukraine, April 26, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
Close
10 / 15
The grandson of Palestinian refugee Saad Eldeen Al-Jamal watches as his grandfather sits with his African two lion cubs outside his house at Al-Shabora refugee camp in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip March 19, 2015. Al-Jamal has eventually achieved his dream of raising lions at home after acquiring the two cubs, whose parents are believed to have been smuggled into Gaza through a tunnel along the border with Egypt nearly three years ago. His family has named the female cub Mona, an Arab name, while the male lion was named Alex. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

The grandson of Palestinian refugee Saad Eldeen Al-Jamal watches as his grandfather sits with his African two lion cubs outside his house at Al-Shabora refugee camp in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip March 19, 2015. Al-Jamal has eventually achieved...more

The grandson of Palestinian refugee Saad Eldeen Al-Jamal watches as his grandfather sits with his African two lion cubs outside his house at Al-Shabora refugee camp in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip March 19, 2015. Al-Jamal has eventually achieved his dream of raising lions at home after acquiring the two cubs, whose parents are believed to have been smuggled into Gaza through a tunnel along the border with Egypt nearly three years ago. His family has named the female cub Mona, an Arab name, while the male lion was named Alex. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
Close
11 / 15
Christophe Lutz walks Marcel, a 30 month-old pig-wild boar crossbreed in the small village of Kolbsheim near Strasbourg, August 10, 2012. Marcel, an offspring of a sow and a wild boar, was raised by Christophe and his wife Chloe when he was 3 months-old, and neglected by its mother. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

Christophe Lutz walks Marcel, a 30 month-old pig-wild boar crossbreed in the small village of Kolbsheim near Strasbourg, August 10, 2012. Marcel, an offspring of a sow and a wild boar, was raised by Christophe and his wife Chloe when he was 3...more

Christophe Lutz walks Marcel, a 30 month-old pig-wild boar crossbreed in the small village of Kolbsheim near Strasbourg, August 10, 2012. Marcel, an offspring of a sow and a wild boar, was raised by Christophe and his wife Chloe when he was 3 months-old, and neglected by its mother. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler
Close
12 / 15
A pet bear sits among residents who escaped to higher ground from their flooded village in the Tando Allahyar district of Pakistan's Sindh province September 15, 2011.  REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

A pet bear sits among residents who escaped to higher ground from their flooded village in the Tando Allahyar district of Pakistan's Sindh province September 15, 2011. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

A pet bear sits among residents who escaped to higher ground from their flooded village in the Tando Allahyar district of Pakistan's Sindh province September 15, 2011. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
Close
13 / 15
A three-year old llama 'Socke' lies in a dining room in the western town of Muelheim January 14, 2009. 'Socke' lives in the house of her owner Nicole Doepper since its birth, when it was injured by other animals and had a leg amputated. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

A three-year old llama 'Socke' lies in a dining room in the western town of Muelheim January 14, 2009. 'Socke' lives in the house of her owner Nicole Doepper since its birth, when it was injured by other animals and had a leg amputated. REUTERS/Ina...more

A three-year old llama 'Socke' lies in a dining room in the western town of Muelheim January 14, 2009. 'Socke' lives in the house of her owner Nicole Doepper since its birth, when it was injured by other animals and had a leg amputated. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender
Close
14 / 15
A boy rests his pet pigeon on his head as he plays with it in a slum in Mumbai April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A boy rests his pet pigeon on his head as he plays with it in a slum in Mumbai April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A boy rests his pet pigeon on his head as he plays with it in a slum in Mumbai April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
Close
15 / 15

Next Slideshows

Iron Lady's handbags

Handbags owned by late British leader Margaret Thatcher are to be auctioned off after a museum rejected them.

03 Nov 2015

Day of the Dead

Dia de los Muertos celebrations in Mexico and beyond.

03 Nov 2015

Finding Buddhism in the mountains

A Tibetan Buddhist institute nestled in the mountains started with just 30 students and is now one of the world's biggest centers to study the religion.

03 Nov 2015

Giant waves of Nazare

Portugal's Praia do Norte has become legendary for big wave surfing.

02 Nov 2015

MORE IN PICTURES

Thousands march against hate speech in Boston

Thousands march against hate speech in Boston

Thousands of people took to the streets of Boston to protest hate speech a week after a woman was killed at a Virginia white-supremacist demonstration, and their shouts drowned out the "Free Speech" rally that sparked their march.

Bannon out at the White House

Bannon out at the White House

President Donald Trump has fired his chief strategist Steve Bannon, a person familiar with the decision told Reuters.

Mourning for Barcelona

Mourning for Barcelona

Vigils and moments of silence are held for those killed in the attack on Barcelona.

Editor's Choice Pictures

Editor's Choice Pictures

Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

Editor's Choice Pictures

Editor's Choice Pictures

Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

Van plows through crowd in Barcelona

Van plows through crowd in Barcelona

A van plowed into crowds in the Spanish city of Barcelona and a regional official said more than a dozen people were killed in what police said they were treating as a terrorist attack.

Photos of the week

Photos of the week

Our top photos from the past week.

Deadly mudslide in Sierra Leone

Deadly mudslide in Sierra Leone

Hundreds are dead after a mudslide on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown.

Fight like a girl

Fight like a girl

Women take it to the mat at an all-women wrestling event in London.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast