Alligators and lions kept as pets in Switzerland
Unsurprisingly cats and dogs are the most popular pets in Switzerland. A new survey by the pet database Amicus says there are over half a million dogs and around the same number of cats.
But some people have a taste of the exotic. There are 600 turtles, parrots, llamas and alpacas. There are seven camels in the country as pets as well as a lion, a giraffe and an alligator.
The database is not counting those animals kept in zoos or by circuses.