A little weird but harmoniously wonderful at the same time.
In India, there’s no doubting the Bishnoi’s belief in the sacredness of animals. The women of the tribe would rather breast-feed an orphaned gazelle than let it die.
Eking out a living in western Rajasthan’s Thar Desert, these farmers have been followers of an eco-friendly Hindu guru, Sri Jumbheshwar Bhagwan, since the 15th century.
So passionate are the Bishnoi in their desire to protect flora and fauna that they refuse to cut trees, and in the scorching summer months they dig water tanks to quench the thirst of the black buck and deer who also live on their lands.
Far from meek, they’ve been known to beat up poachers. You don’t want to mess with these tree huggers.