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15 endangered species that are still on the menu

By: Bryan Nelson on Aug. 2, 2010, 12:10 p.m.

Photo: Wiki Commons/GNU/F. Spangenberg

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A large, mystical-looking species of wild goat native to Afghanistan and Pakistan, fewer than 2,500 mature markhors remain, with a 20 percent decline in the population as a whole over the last two decades. And yet, the animal continues to be hunted for its meat. It's likely that the war in Afghanistan may be intensifying the hunt, as fighters take refuge in the mountains where markhors live.