Mishmi takin

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Mishmi takin
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Mishi takin from Prague Zoo
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Caprinae
Genus: Budorcas
Species: B. taxicolor
Subspecies: B. t. taxicolor
Trinomial name
Budorcas taxicolor taxicolor
Hodgson, 1850

The Mishmi takin (Budorcas taxicolor taxicolor) is an endangered goat-antelope native to India, Myanmar and the People's Republic of China. It is a subspecies of takin.

The Mishmi takin lives in southern China and eats bamboo and willow shoots. It has an oily coat to protect it from the fog.

Several zoos and wildlife parks keep Mishmi takins in captivity, notably Beijing Zoo (China), Skærup Zoo (Denmark), Tierpark Berlin (Germany), Tallinn Zoo (Estonia), Helsinki Zoo (Finland), Marwell Wildlife, Paignton Zoo and the Highland Wildlife Park (all UK), Metro Richmond Zoo and Denver Zoological Gardens (both USA), and Nyíregyháza Zoo (Hungary).[1]

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