Bakola-Bagyeli Pygmy with rainforest porcupine
1. Bakola boy coming from a hunting
trip with an African brush-tailed
porcupine (Atherurus africanus).
Go to the page: African rainforest rodents

Hunting Activities

Hunters and hunted animals

(BaKola Pygmies / BaGyeli Pygmies of Cameroon)
Photos, texts and audio recordings
by Luis Devin
.Luis Devin - Ai confini del gusto.
Soundscape: Greater Spot-nosed Monkey vocalizations
(Cercopithecus nictitans). In the background, African rainforest sounds.
Bakola-Bagyeli Pygmy hunter
2. Bakola net hunter
with a spear, seated
on a hunting net,
waiting for the beginning
of an antelope hunt.
Elderly Bakola-Bagyeli pygmy healer
3. Old Bakola healer
with a spear, inside
a wooden hut.
Go to the page: Camps and huts
Rainforest hyrax
4. A young Bakola hunter
with a Southern Tree Hyrax
(Dendrohyrax arboreus).
Rainforest rat
5. Rainforest giant rat
(Cricetomys emini)
laid down on a leaf
beside a fireplace.
Go to the page: Food preparation
and other daily activities
Rainforest antelope
6. Blue Duiker (Cephalophus monticola).
Rainforest porcupine
7. African brush-tailed porcupine (Atherurus africanus).
Basenji dog for the hunt
8. Basenji hunting dog,
helping Bakola/Bagyeli
Pygmies with the hunt.
Luis Devin with Bakola Pygmy hunters
9. Luis Devin with Bakola net hunters,
with a spear and hunting nets.
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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.

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Hunting activities of the Bakola-Bagyeli Pygmies, with photos and ethnographic notes (BaKola Pygmies / BaGyeli Pygmies of Cameroon).

Photos, texts and audio recordings by Luis Devin.
Page URL: http://www.pygmies.org/bakola-bagyeli/hunting.php

Photos, videos and sounds are available for licensing, both for multimedia use and paper publications. For the terms and conditions, contact the author from the Contact page.


The time in the tropical rainforests of the Western Congo Basin, where the BaKola-BaGyeli Pygmy people live, is 22:49. Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).

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