Animals that start with t: Takin


The Takin, is a goat-antelope native to the island to the Eastern Mountain ranges. It prefers pleasant forests that flourish in bamboo plants.

There are 4 living subspecies: the Mishmi Takin, the Shanxi or Golden Takin, the Tibetan or Sichuan Takin, as well as the Bhutan Takin.

A very strange-looking animal, it is covered in a thick gold wool, a large nose and also a set of small horn around 30 centimeters that transform upwards in a short point.

It determines around 100 to 130 cm at shoulder length and weighs approximately 350 kg. A ruminant herbivore, it feeds primarily on bamboo leaves, turfs, as well as pines.

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