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  • English name
    Takin
  • ClassificationArtiodactyla, Bovidae
  • Scientific nameBudorcas taxicolor

Takin
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The Takin is an animal that looks similar to a Serow. It lives in the mountains of Asia and it is endangered due to centuries of hunting and logging.

Size & Weight (Adult)

Body length: 100-237cm
Tail length: 7-12cm
Weight: Male 150-400kg / Female Up to 250kg

(Source: Doubutsu Sekai-isan* Red Data Animals Kodansha) (*World Animal Heritage)

Where they live

The Takin lives in the Himalayas. The steep mountainous slopes do not bother the Takin.

What they eat

The Takin eats grass as well as the leaves and buds of trees. It is also known for its habit of searching for and eating natural salt.

What they are like

The Takin usually only gives birth to one baby at a time. Baby Takin are raised carefully by the herd.

Find out more about the Takin!

Declining numbers due to hunting for food
The Takin lives in the mountains of Asia. It cannot travel very fast, but it can navigate around steep, rocky mountainsides with ease thanks to its well-developed hooves. The Takin looks like a cow, but is actually more closely related to the Serow. People have hunted the Takin for food since long ago. It is now hunted with guns as well as traditional traps. Centuries of hunting have put the Takin in danger of extinction.

Rapidly deteriorating habitat
The mountains where the Takin lives are being logged and its natural habitat is disappearing. The Takin is also under pressure from increasing numbers of livestock with which it has to compete for food. Efforts to save the Takin have begun, but it is still in danger from hunting and loss of habitat. Unless more and more people try to protect the Takin, it may soon disappear from the face of the earth.

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