Musk deer are shy and solitary. The males have elongated, tusk-like canine teeth in their upper jaw that are used as a weapon in battles with rivals. The secretion of their musk gland is used in the manufacturing of perfume.


  • Title: Musk deer
  • Location: East Asia
  • Type: dermoplastic
  • Rights: Sven Tränkner Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung
  • weight: 8-12 kg
  • size: 60 cm
  • scientific name: Moschus moschiferus
  • geological Age: recent

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