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Indigenous Woman and Monkey
 


Photograph of an indigenous woman and a Woolly monkey (Lagothrix lagotricha) in the Amazon rain forest.  Curiously, it is not uncommon for indigenous women  in the Amazon to adopt a young monkey whose mother has died.  Often during hunting, the mother will be killed leaving behind her young.  Indigenous Amazonians often adopt the young monkey as a pet, hence the women and the monkey in the above picture. 


 

 
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