Afghan Vampire Deer Re-Discovered

November 1, 2014 7:04 AM

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As children all over prepare to quickly consume (candy) mountains of Halloween goodies, scientists have reportedly “re-discovered” a long-lost species of deer perfect for the recently departed holiday. According to the WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), their research team had previously documented a specific species of musk deer that still thrives in out of the way areas of northeast Afghanistan.

According to the WCS, the Kashmir musk deer (Moschus cupreus) was last sighted in 1948 and was very difficult for the investigative team to track as the animal is partial to dense shrubbery and significantly steep rocky outcroppings. What makes this subspecies to the Alpine musk deer unsettling (fre...

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