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Photo of a Woolly monkey (Lagothrix lagotricha) being prepared by Amazonian Indians of the Amazon River Basin.  In order to prepare the meat for consumption, first the fur is removed by searing it over an open fire.  Later the meat is slowly smoked over a period of days in order to prevent insects from contaminating it with their larvae and to preserve it.  Note the bright blue macaw feathers to the left of the Woolly monkey that are being used to as a fan in order to maintain the fire.  Feather fans are traditionally used by many tribes of  indigenous Amazonian Indians to fan campfires. 


 

 
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