The takin is a very mysterious mammal. The artiodactyls have a nose like a moose, horns like a wildebeest, a tail like a bear and a body similar to the European bison. It lives in the rocky areas of the Himalayas. The animal is most active during the morning and the evening. It does not have scent glands, and produces an oily substance all over its body, giving this animal a strong odor and providing the takin with a protective jacket during foggy and rainy days.
- Latin name: Budorcas taxicolor taxicolor
- IUCN –Red List – V – Vulnerable
- CITES – Appendix II
- ESB – Species or subspecies for which regional, European studbook exists