Fanged deer spotted in Afghanistan, first sighting in 60 years

November 1, 2014 3:20 AM

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Fanged deer spotted in Afghanistan, first sighting in 60 years

"We hope that conditions will stabilize soon to allow WCS and local partners to better evaluate conservation needs of this species," said Peter Zahler.

But as researchers recently reported in the journal Oryx, a team of field observers with the Wildlife Conservation Society spotted several of the rare specimens -- on multiple occasions -- in the remote alpine fields of northeast Afghanistan, meadows lush with juniper and rhododendron and accented w...

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