Six of the seven musk deer species, all of which live in the Himalayas, are endangered because they are hunted for their musk gland, which is used to make perfume. Tragically, the small gland is often removed while the deer is alive. A single ounce of deer musk can be sold for almost $2,000. The vampire-toothed Siberian musk deer is listed as vulnerable, and not endangered, because it is harder for the hunters to reach their high-altitude habitats.
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