Chaholiholi: The Mutwa and the Duiker
Category: Travel Portraits
Photo and caption by Andy Cunningham
While studying the evolution of pygmy stature and the diet of the Batwa hunter-gatherers in Uganda, an elder from Buhoma told us the story of the Mutwa and the duiker. This amazing group of Ugandans lives around the national park, after being removed from the forest in order to establish a sanctuary for the park's mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, pygmy elephants, and other species who call these Afro-Montane forests home. Chaholiholi and other elders now tell these stories to children, and are part of a cultural center, in hopes of preserving their cultural traditions despite rapid changes.
Location: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Buhoma, Uganda
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