National Geographic : 2018 Oct
Ayrua, 39, with her pet black-bearded saki, was contacted by indige- nous affairs agents in 1989. Awá at the gov- ernment outposts still hunt for animals such as tapirs and peccaries, as well as various mon- keys, to supplement their diet. Five-year-old Kaiau carries a baby black- bearded saki monkey on his head. The Awá hunt monkeys for their meat, and when a mother with a baby is killed, they may raise the orphan as a pet, carrying the animal around with them. A Ka’apor capuchin crowns Ximirapi, 47, who left the settlement at Posto Awá in the 1990s for another at Tiracambu, drawn by the prospect of better hunting and less crowded living conditions.