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Axis deer starve to death on Molokai


A severe, prolonged drought is killing Molokai’s Axis Deer population.

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Axis deer starve to death amid drought on Molokai

Axis deer, a species native to India presented as a gift from Hong Kong to the king of Hawaii in 1868, have fed hunters and their families on the rural island of Molokai for generations. But for the community of about 7,500, where self-sustainability is a way of life, the invasive deer are both a cherished food source and a danger to their island ecosystem.


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