Order : Artiodactyla
Family : Bovidae
Subfamily : Caprinae
Species : Budorcas taxicolor
The Takin is listed as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Takin habitatsForest, Grassland, Shrubland, Subtropical / Tropical Dry forest, Subtropical / Tropical Dry Grassland and Subtropical / Tropical Dry Shrubland
Facts about the takin
What we do know is the Takin is not related to Bison, Buffalo or Cattle, despite its ox-like build.
(Pronounced car-tuh-kin) The Jem'Hadar Kar'takin is similar in function and purpose to the Klingon Bat'leth.
(references)Non-English Usage: "Budorcas Taxicolor" is also a word in the following language with the English translation in parentheses.
2) Takins are like oxen.
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Although takins are mostly slow moving animals, when angered or frightened they can move quickly over short distances.
And, although sometimes called golden-fleeced cows, takins are more closely related to sheep and goats than to cows.
As for the fauna, one of the rarest of animal species, the takin (Budorcas Taxicolor) is endemic to this region as well as the Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens).
Takin Budorcas taxicolor is present, at the southernmost extremity of its distribution in Arunachal Pradesh (Katti et al.
Takin is not a member of any public groups
Takin Takin in the news The Takin (Budorcas taxicolor) is a goat-antelope found in heavily forested in the Eastern Himalayas.
Takins are slow and deliberate in their movements and tend to use well-worn trails.
The Takin is a [CITIES-listed Endangered Species]
The Takin is both a grazer and browser.
The takin-- (Budorcas taxicolor) --is just one of several spectacular species that share the giant pandas remote and rugged landscape if not its celebrity.
Hodgeson, 1850 The Takin (Budorcas taxicolor) is a goat-antelope found in heavily (Wiki)
) but, if a takin is anything like a goat, i can probably tell you how we know it tastes bad. (Full text)
The takin is oxlike in build and may reach a shoulder height of 3 1/2 ft (107 cm). (Full text)
Takins are found in the wooded mountains and valleys of W China and in the Himalayas. (Full text)
Takins are very distinctive dark brown or golden, massive creatures that stand 50 inches high, have short wildebeest-like horns, humped shoulders, and large, moose-like faces. (Full text)More animals beginning with T