We travel the world to know seven places, cultures and incredible animals of our planet.
The Tarahumara Indians in Mexico, the chameleons of Madagascar, the Cassowary of Australia, the dances of the crocodile tribe of Papua, the bird secretary of Kenya, the strange funerals of the Toraja tribe and Indonesia, and the coexistence between chitales and langures of India .
The Tarahumara Indians in Mexico:
The Tarahumara Indians live in northwest Mexico. The family is very important to them because it’s the basic social unit that they depend on for their well-being, such as it is. They are strong people, accustomed to live with very little, and they value people more than things.
The most experienced man in the village is the siríame, or chief. He is elected by the public raising of hands. Every Sunday he gives a public talk and the people come to him to solve community problems.
The chameleons of Madagascar:
Half of the chameleon species that exist in the world live in Madagascar.
The chameleon is a lizard that loves to climb trees, so they’re definitely in their element in forests and jungles. Their prehensile tails help them to climb from tree to tree and they can remain completely motionless if they want to go unnoticed.
They are well camouflaged hunters who can stand absolutely still and reach out with their sticky tongues to capture their prey if it lets down its guard for even a moment… There are physiological and psychological explanations for the chameleons’ famous ability to change colour. They can change in response to the temperature, when night turns to day, if they’re angry or if they notice a female who may want to keep them company.
The Cassowary of Australia:
The cassowary is the most dangerous species of bird in the world. They descend from prehistoric birds that inhabited the ancient Gondwana, the Moas.
The cassowary is a bird of great dimensions, can reach more than two meters and weigh sixty kilos. They can not fly, but if they feel threatened they are dangerous and can end up assaulting a person.
The dances of the crocodile tribe of Papua:
The Sepik is a river of more than a thousand kilometers in length that runs to the North of New Guinea. In this area live the women and men of the crocodile tribe. The river is plagued with crocodiles and their entire life revolves around them from their origins. They live in houses called tambaram and are usually in the center of the village, far from the floodwaters of the river.
The bird secretary of Kenya:
The secretary is a very peculiar bird that lives mainly in the north of Kenya, in the reserve of Shaba, and in Senegal. The secretaries (Sagittarius serpentarius) are birds of prey and very specialized hunters.
The male is responsible for collecting the necessary material for the nest, branches, sticks ... and the female builds it. Nests are very big but these birds do not lay more than three eggs.
The strange funerals of the Toraja tribe and Indonesia:
These are the Sulawesi highlands, home of the former head-hunters known as toroja, which means “mountain men”.
In the village of Kete on the funeral day of a distinguished noble. Three months after his body was embalmed, everything is ready.
The deceased Mayanna was a pung, a wealthy local. The burial ceremony will be so sumptuous, though, that his family will be ruined economically. In order to pay for the over-the-top funeral they’ve had to sell good rice land and farm animals.
The coexistence between chitales and langures of India:
Kanha National Park is the home to various kinds of forests and jungles as well as extremely diverse fauna, including some species on very intimate terms with each other.
Langurs love the leaves and fruit of trees. Like other primates, these monkeys live together in a group that includes males, females and little ones.
The langur family doesn’t live alone. The chital is the most common herbivore in these parks, and like other herbivores, it lives in a herd…