Mbuti Pygmy boys learn to fish and other survival skills at their hunting camp in the Ituri Forest in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Boys go through the circumcision ceremony called nKumbi. They are whipped every morning to make them tough, and then they sent off into the forest to hunt or fish. The boys pull a small hook out of their skirts and get a vine and a stick—they know where to dig for worms. They catch five or six 2inch long fish and eat them raw for lunch.
- RANDY OLSON
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- Ituri Forest Pygmy_National Geographic Magazine 9/2005