Huaorani & pet macaw
Huaorani Indian - Megatowe Ontogamo with his pet scarlet macaw (Ara macao). Gabaro Community. Yasuni National Park.
Amazon rainforest, ECUADOR. South America
Megatowe took the macaws as chicks from the nest and hand reared them - even feeding them from his mouth.
This Indian tribe were basically uncontacted until 1956 when missionaries from the Summer Institute of Linguistics made contact with them. However there are still some groups from the tribe that remain uncontacted. They are known as the Tagaeri and Taramanani. Traditionally these Indians were very hostile and killed many people who tried to enter into their territory. Their territory is in the Yasuni National Park which is now also being exploited for oil.