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The Bishnoi people are followers of a 15th century sage, Jambeshwar whose creed contained many environmental principles and as such they protect every living being, if necessary with their lives. 

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Bishnois believe they will be reborn as deer, and because of their protection, antelopes and blackbucks are readily found on their lands.

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We also got to see wild peacocks, quail, flamingoes, ducks, geese, coots, egrets, wading birds, and wild pig as we drove along some side roads within about 15 miles of Jodhpur.

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