Chitkul/ Reckong Peo: Forest Department has rescued a rare Himalayan Musk Deer at Rakchham-Chitkul wildlife sanctuary.

Dharamveer Meena, an IFS officer, sharing detail on social media, said that a musk deer was rescued and later released back in Rakchham-Chitkul wildlife sanctuary.

Earlier, the Himalayan musk deer was also spotted in Lahaul valley. The rare sight was captured by an ace photographer Inder Jeet Bhanoo a localite of Rashel village.

Also Read: Rare endangered Musk deer spotted in Lahaul

Himalayan musk deer is listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List because of overexploitation resulting in a probable serious population decline. A high-altitude mammal found above 2500m in the alpine zone.

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