Near-extinct Amazonian tribe so connected with nature they breastfeed animals

β€˜I SPEND A LONG TIME BREASTFEEDING the baby monkeys,’ Parakeet explains. β€˜And when they have grown they go back to the forest to live.

I hear the howler monkey that used to be my pet, singing there in the forest.’

Although wild monkeys are an important source of food, once a baby has been brought into the family and breast fed, it will never be eaten. Even if it returns to the forest, the AwΓ‘ will recognize it as hanima: part of the family.


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