KASHMIR MUSK DEER/Behaviour, Distribution, Habitat, Size, Weight, IUCN stetus

DESCRIPTION: A medium-sized to large grey–brown musk deer, distinct from other musk deer by the spots on the back being more prominent, a pale grey instead of creamy throat, underside and legs, and a conspicuous copper–red saddle on the grey-brown back. The rump is dark grey and buttocks are paler. The face is grey with the eyes having only a faint eye ring and ears being dark brown with white edges and base, giving it a frosted look. Individual dorsal hairs are shorter than other musk deer and with white bases.


DISTRIBUTION: Western Jammu & Kashmir.

HABITAT: Oak and conifer and subalpine scrub; more
commonly found between 2,500 m–3,100 m.

Size: 40–100 cm,

Weight: 12–17 kg

IUCN Status: Endangered


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