Musk Deer Look Like Cute Little Vampires
Musk deer may look a bit demonic with their long "fangs," but the deer are quite skittish and rare. In fact, many people thought that the Kashmir musk deer had gone extinct before sightings were reported in 2014. Humans have hunted the deer for their musk glands, which can be worth up to $45,000 per kilogram on the black market. The glands contain a signature scent that has long been used in perfumes, and is rumored to have an aphrodisiacal effect.
from Slate Magazine
Key Facts In This Video
In 2014, the Kashmir musk deer was sighted for the first time in 60 years. (0:10)
Scent glands from musk deer can be worth up to $20,000 per pound on the black market. (0:32)
Musk deer males use their enlarged teeth to compete with other males during mating season. (1:20)