Project Description

Sichuan Takin

Budorcas taxicolor tibetana

Animal Class: Mammals

Height: 3 1/3 – 4 1/3 ft.

Length: Head-tail male 5 1/2 – 7 1/3 ft.

Weight: Male up to 880lb; Female to 550lbs.

Lifespan: 14-16 years

Diet: Wild: grasses, herbs, leaves, shoots, fungi, sedges, lichen Zoo: Grains, apples, carrots, hay

Habitat: Takins are found in Western China, Butan, and Burma, living in high alpine and subalpine bamboo forests on steep, rugged, and mountainous terrain.

Description: Takins have a coat that is normally light, long, shaggy, and golden in one race. The face is dark in bulls, but only the nose is dark in cows and calves. They are bullheaded with short, thick horns sloping upward and backward. They have no localized skin glands, but an oily, strong-smelling substance is secreted over the whole body. The takin is a type of goat-antelope that is related to the musk ox, the giant rams, and the long-horned ibex. All are social animals and roam widely. 

Our Animals: Caboose, Mulan, Yi-Liu, Patty, Emei, and Jamie