The most valuable animal secretion is deer musk, the scent from their testes.

November 9th, 2010. Tags: , , , .

Do you use Givenchy, Hugo Boss, or Calvin Klein products? If you enjoy the musky odor, you should also know where it comes from.

Musk is secreted by a gland in the abdomen of the male musk deer.

Because of its varied uses, special properties, and rareness, the musk is reputed to be the most expensive animal product available, valued at up to $45,000 (USD) per kilogram. And one gland contains about 28 g of musk.

The gland can be removed without killing the deer, but this is seldom done.

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