Aymara shaman blessing person with a live Andean hairy armadillo (Chaetophractus nationi) in market at Alasitas festival, Puno, Peru
The Andean hairy armadillo (Chaetophractus nationi) is found in the dry altiplano regions of Bolivia and northern Chile, possibly also in southern Peru and northern Argentina. It is an endangered species, shamans often use them during rituals as they are believed to bring good luck.
Photograph ID: PeruAlasitas2014D55
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