This is an amazing report on a people that has wonderfully adjusted to their environment and the wild animals that simply joined them. This is a complete shift in perspective.
Of course certain animals can really figure it out. So long as they are not dinner, it really makes sense to hang out close by or within human habitation. Every rat knows this. After all, any human household is normally a snake free zone.
In the amazon it is also a Jaguar and Eagle free zone.
Then from seeking simple protection they learn to befriend their human hosts as well. soon enough they are even getting food.
More to the point is clearly establishes how mankind found itself in the business of animal husbandry without really trying or preparing a feasibility report...
Primitive tribe in Ecuador’s rain forest keeps tapirs as pets!