Making a Living
What do people hunt?
hunt small birds and animals using a variety of techniques. The blowgun
is an ancient tool--silent and, in the right hands, extremely accurate.
Few people use the blowgun nowadays, however. Rifles have almost completely
was a common game animal until it became scarce due to overhunting. Pacas
and their larger cousin, agoutis, are rodents which live in the forest.
They make a delicious meal.
Monkeys, wild pigs, rabbits, deer, and birds and fish of all
kinds were also widely hunted. Today, most people must buy meat at the market
with money earned from commercial agriculture.
Would you like
to learn more about the crops that you'd eat in the Amazon?