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How to get deer musk?

Musk deer

from Pakistan to China. To obtain deer musk, the deer is killed and its gland, also called “musk pod”, is removed. Harvesting of musk pods is the main threat to Moschus species.

Where does the musk come from in a deer? Deer musk is a substance obtained from a gland of the male musk deer, and it is situated between its back and rectal areas. It has a persistent odor, and since the ancient times, it has been widely used as a perfume fixative, incense material, and medicine.

Why are deer musk glands used for perfume? Scent glands from these deer can fetch thousands of rupees and are used for manufacturing perfume and medicine. Deer musk was unknown in the Western world in classical antiquity and reference to it does not appear until the 5th century AD when it is mentioned in the Talmud (Brachot 43.) as an animal-based fragrance.

How often are musk deer killed by poachers? Sometimes, to draw the male musk deer out, poachers often kill their younger ones or female deer. Studies have shown that for every single musk pod illegally secured, 3-5 musk deer are killed, including both females and baby deer.

Is the musk deer on the Endangered Species List? Therefore, The International Union for Conservation of Nature has added musk deer to the Red List Data of the Endangered Species. These deer have also acquired a place in the First Schedule under the Endangered and Rare Species of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.

What kind of Musk does a deer have?

What kind of Musk does a deer have? Although more commonly referred to as ” musk “, the term itself is often used to describe a wide variety of “musky” substances from other animals such as the African civet (“civet musk”) or various synthetic musks whose compound exhibits some character of deer musk. The demand for deer musk has led to a severe decrease in musk deer populations.

Why are deer musk glands used for perfume? Scent glands from these deer can fetch thousands of rupees and are used for manufacturing perfume and medicine. Deer musk was unknown in the Western world in classical antiquity and reference to it does not appear until the 5th century AD when it is mentioned in the Talmud (Brachot 43.) as an animal-based fragrance.

Where does white bellied musk deer come from? Today the trade quantity of the natural musk is controlled by CITES but illegal poaching and trading continues. Musk deer belong to the family Moschidae. White-bellied musk deer occurs in the Himalayas from Pakistan to China.

How is Musk used to attract wild animals? Other uses. Musk has been used to attract wild animals, including in man-made perfume mixtures. For example, in 2018 Indian authorities used the perfume Obsession by Calvin Klein to attract and thus trap a wild tiger that had attacked and killed more than a dozen humans.