Kashmir Musk Deer Seen in Afghanistan for First Time in 60 Years

November 1, 2014 8:04 PM

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The Kashmir musk deer (Moschus cupreus) – a small animal with vampire-like fangs – still lives in the eastern forests of Afghanistan more than 60 years after the last confirmed sighting in the country.

Musk deer, or ‘vampire’ deer, can refer to any one of, or all seven species, that make up the genus Moschus.

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