YAWALAPITI INDIANS HOLD UP A PIRANHA FISH CAUGHT ALONG THE TUATUARI RIVER NEAR THEIR XINGU RESERVE ......
YAWALAPITI INDIANS HOLD UP A PIRANHA FISH CAUGHT ALONG THE TUATUARI RIVER NEAR THEIR XINGU RESERVE VILLAGE.
Yawalapiti indian boys show off the large, jagged teeth characteristic
of a piranha fish they just hauled in from the Tuatuari river, near
their village in the Alto Xingu area, in the lower Amazon, on May 12,
2002. Each day the boys and young adults of the village take to the
rivers of the Xingu's massive reserve, fishing for a variety of species
including catfish, tucunare and piranha. Village life revolves around
subsistence fishing and beiju bread made from manioc; they do not eat
red meat. The Yawalipiti are one of 17 tribes living inside the Xingu
Indigenous Park, a reserve created in 1961 roughly the size of Belgium,
to protect the indians. REUTERS/Gregg Newton FOR RELEASE WITH FEATURE
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