Pygmy hunter with a rainforest antelope
1. Baka hunter in the
rainforest, with an antelope
on his shoulders.
African Pygmies   > Baka Pygmies   > Economy

Trap Hunting

Hunters and hunted animals

(Baka Pygmies of Cameroon,
Gabon and Congo)
Photos, texts and audio recordings
by Luis Devin
.Luis Devin - Ai confini del gusto.
Soundscape: rainforest insect calls and Southern
Tree Hyrax (Dendrohyrax arboreus) vocalizations.
Tree pangolin, antelope (Blue Duiker) and African crocodile
2. - 4. Tree pangolin, Blue
Duiker and crocodile
caught by the Baka.
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Pygmy hunter with spear and antelope
5. Hunter with spear
and antelope in front
of a mud hut.
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villages and huts
Pygmy hunter with a small antelope (Blue Duiker)
6. Young Baka hunter
with a Blue Duiker
(Cephalophus monticola).
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of the African rainforest
Pygmy hunter with rain forest game
7. Baka hunter
with an antelope.
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Luis Devin with a crocodile caught by the Baka Pygmies
8. Returning from a
hunting expedition with a
rainforest Dwarf crocodile
(Osteolaemus tetraspis).
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Giant rat of the African rainforest (Cricetomys emini)
9. Forest giant rat (Cricetomys emini)
and forest mouse caught with traps.
The author:
Music anthropologist and writer, he has carried out field research in central Africa, where he lived with the Baka Pygmies and other forest peoples, whose music, rituals and survival strategies he has been studying for more than a decade.

Baka Pygmy trap hunting, with photos and ethnographic notes (Baka Pygmies of Cameroon, Gabon and Congo).

Photos, texts and audio recordings by Luis Devin.
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The time in the tropical rainforests of the Western Congo Basin, where the Baka Pygmy people live, is 01:20. Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).

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