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Footage of Rare Wild Siberian Musk Deer

Footage of rare wild Siberian musk deer, a national first-class protected animal, was captured by infrared camera in NE China's Jilin.

Siberian musk deer are found in the mountain forests of Northeast Asia. They are most common in the taiga of southern Siberia, but also found in parts of Mongolia, Inner Mongolia, Manchuria, and the Korean peninsula.

Rare Wild Siberian Musk Deer

Their small shape allows them to hide from predators through tiny openings in the rocky terrain and also allows them to run exceptionally fast from their predators. 

Due to the severe amount of poaching for its musk gland, the musk deer population is continuing to decrease. 

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