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These African Maasai Drink Raw Blood Of Animals And Here’s The Reason Behind It

The Maasai are generally considered as cattle herders of Africa. Though due to many changes cattle raising activity has been reduced but Maasai still continue to take it as a source of their livelihood. They are based mostly in the region of East Africa bestriding Kenya-Tanzania border. There is more than 150,000 population in Maasai.

There is one more thing that you must not know about these Maasai people and that is about their eating habits. Yes, the weirdest thing about them is they drink the blood of animals.

Know more about these Maasai here.


These African Maasai Drink Raw Blood Of Animals And Here's The Reason Behind It

These African Maasai Drink Raw Blood Of Animals And Here's The Reason Behind It

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Maasai tribe people are 'Hollywood's noble savage'.

Maasai tribe people are ‘Hollywood’s noble savage’.

They are fierce, handsome and elegantly tall people. Traditionally Maasai men and women wear capes also called Shuka. Women wear these capes around their shoulders or around their waists.

When it comes to the food, they depend on 6 basic foods.

When it comes to the food, they depend on 6 basic foods.

And these are- meat, blood, milk, fat, honey and tree bark. They drink milk for 10 days and then switch to meat and bark soup for several days.

Life of Maasai women in red clothes.

Life of Maasai women in red clothes.

Yes, they drink the blood of animals.

Yes, they drink the blood of animals.

They consider animal's blood good for the body and immune system.

They consider animal’s blood good for the body and immune system.

Another reason they portray for drinking the blood is to minimize the effect of a hangover.

Another reason they portray for drinking the blood is to minimize the effect of a hangover.

So, for them, animals play an important role in their lives. 

So, for them, animals play an important role in their lives. 

Animals are everything for them.

Animals are everything for them.

The dead bodies in Maasai tribe people are not buried but left open.

The dead bodies in Maasai tribe people are not buried but left open.

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