Takin - Habitat


Takin are found from forested valleys to rocky, grass covered alpine zones, at altitudes of between 1,000 and 4,500 metres above sea level. The Mishmi takin occurs in eastern Arunachal Pradesh while the Bhutan takin in western Arunachal Pradesh and Bhutan. There are also records from Sikkim. Dihang-Dibang Biosphere Reserve in Arunachal Pradesh is a stronghold of both Mishmi, Upper Siang (Kopu) Dasgupta et al. (2010) and Bhutan takins. A captive population exists and is managed by the studbook held at Minnesota Zoo in the United States.

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