* Threatened or Endangered

Sichuan Takin *

 : Budorcas taxicolor tibetana

 : Mammal

 : Bamboo forests.

 : Bamboo shoots, foliage, bark, and flowers.

 : Up to 790 lbs. and 5-7 ft. long

 : Vulnerable


• Listed as vulnerable due to habitat loss, poaching, and human disturbances.

• Sichuan takin belong to a family called goat-antelopes.

• They are built for survival in high elevation, mountainous habitat.

• They have short legs and split hooves that help them navigate difficult terrain and a thick coat keeps them insulated during cold weather.

• Takin are herd animals and will migrate in groups of up to 300 in search of food.

• They communicate with one another through roars, bellows, and coughing sounds.


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