Takin – Карельский зоопарк


Class: Mammals

Order: Even-toed Ungulates

Family: Bovidae

Weight: about 300 kg

Height: 100 cm

Body length: up to 150 cm

Color: Takins have a gradient coloration, ranging from light reddish to fawn. The sides near the hindquarters may be slightly lighter or darker. There are also dark patches on the face, legs, and belly.

Age of sexual maturity: about 3 years

Gestation period: 8 months

Lifespan: about 15 years

Habitat: Northeastern India, Nepal, Tibet, China

Diet: grass, branches, leaves

Did you know?

  • Takins can stand on their hind legs to reach tasty treats like green leaves and fruits growing above the ground.
  • Although takins appear clumsy and slow, they can climb very small rocky sections to feast on moss or young leaves.
  • Takins are considered one of the China’s national treasures and share their habitat with giant pandas.