At a time when man is looking at setting foot on Mars, a tribe is still living in trees. They have lived this way for more than six decades. Around 40 people belonging to an Indian tribe have made trees their home as that is the only safe place for them.
They skillfully climb trees to reach their wooden homes - often as high as 50-60 feet - where they live in families of up to six members. They have been living this way for the past 65 years.
Some of the tribals have built thatched huts on the ground close to their tree houses for their women. But it seems to make more sense to continue living on trees as it protects them from marauding elephants. The tree houses double as watch towers for the men to alert the women about the movement of elephants.
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