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Fanged Musk Deer Found Alive in Afghanistan

The endangered Kashmir musk deer and it’s unusual set of fangs hasn’t been seen in about 60 years, until now. The strange deer with tusks that look like vampire fangs has been sighted in the rugged forested slopes of northeast Afghanistan, according to a research team led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). The team confirmed the presence of the deer in Nuristan Province during recent surveys. So where has the deer been hiding, and what are those fangs for, anyway? The Kashmir musk deer is one of seven similar…

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