Mishmi takin

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Mishmi takin
Takin indický 1.jpg
Mishi takin from Prague Zoo
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Caprinae
Genus: Budorcas
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 Northeast India 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 Kolmården Wildlife Park (Sweden), Beijing Zoo (China), Skærup Zoo (Denmark), Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary (Arunachal Pradesh-India), Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park (India) [1] , Tierpark Berlin (Germany), Wrocław Zoo (Poland), Tallinn Zoo (Estonia), Helsinki Zoo (Finland), Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Paignton Zoo, and the Highland Wildlife Park (all UK), Denver Zoological Gardens (USA), Nyíregyháza Zoo (Hungary), and Taman Safari (Indonesia). [2]

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  1. ^ "দার্জিলিং চিড়িয়াখানায় দেখা মিলবে টাকিনের". Eisamay (in Bengali). 2019-02-22. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  2. ^ ISIS species holdings