2 months ago
Monkeys are common pets in Indigenous communities in the Amazon and very much part of normal family life, as are other animals such as peccaries and coatis, along with cats and dogs. They are usually collected as babies during hunting expeditions and reared, usually by women, and brought into the family - some I have seen even have their own hammocks. Many Indigenous communities in the Amazon still hunt for food and maintain their traditional ways of life which includes this strong connection to nature. The monkey on the last shot befriended me for several days while working in the community of Tayakome in the Peruvian Amazon a few years ago. It spent several days wrapped around my neck as I worked in the community - until it crapped down my back and I decided to end our relationship. It is the same monkey as in the other shots and was known as Osheto - which is the Machiguenga word for spider monkey.
To see this special one who think and move and live and live friendships like us … free and happy … and healthy and I saw these days a report about experiments with animals mostly monkeys bcs they alike us - so cruel … your pict are beautiful and show the cruel others they don’t have any right to put them in prison and terrorize them with senseless pain …
😍 Osheto🔥🔥
It’s all fun and games until someone craps down someone else’s back.
I had a monkey pee down my back just like that when I was in Playa Del Carmen, MX 😂
The children seem upset...in this picture. 😢
😢😢😢😢😢😢😢#mahsa_amini 😢😢😢😢😢😢😢#help_iran
Beautiful ❤️