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Dam Project Reveals Secret Sanctuary of Vanishing Deer

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Science  04 Sep 2009:
Vol. 325, Issue 5945, pp. 1192
DOI: 10.1126/science.325_1192b

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In just 4 months, a research team captured an astounding 38 large-antlered muntjacs—a rare deer that was discovered only in 1994 and was photographed for the first time by a camera trap near the Nam Theun 2 Hydroelectric Project's dam in northern Laos in 2007. The hands-on experience could be a boon for efforts to study and protect Indochina's more exotic denizens.