In Bazoule, Burkina Faso, villagers happily share their local pond with the 'sacred' local wildlife. According to legend, the relationship dates back to the 15th century when the village was in the grip of an agonising drought until the crocodiles led some women to a hidden pond, saving them.
Hole in one!
Once thought to be relatives of the shrew, Round-Eared Sengis are actually closely related to elephants and manatees - exemplified by their small trunk-like snout. Mating for life, they don't spend much time together, but pairs regularly sniff scented trails to check up on each other’s whereabouts.
François' langur babies are born with conspicuous orange fur - thought to elicit attention, protection and caregiving by adults - which fades to black as they age. Hunting and habitat loss have caused an extreme and continued decline in their numbers, and less than 1,600 remain in the wild.