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Takin Photo Tour

Takin Photo Tour

Duration:3 days
Destination:Chengdu/Xi'an - Tangjiahe/Foping Reserve - Chengdu/Xi'an
Birds possible
Best season:From Nov to March in Tangjiahe, But Jun to Aug in Foping area


The takin Budorcas taxicolor, also called cattle chamois or gnu goat, is a goat-antelope found in the eastern Himalayas. The four subspecies are: B. t. taxicolor, the Mishmi takinB. t. bedfordi, the Shaanxi takin or golden takinB. t. tibetana, the Tibetan or Sichuan takin; and B. t. whitei, the Bhutan takin. Whilst the takin has in the past been placed together with the muskox in the tribe Ovibovini, more recent mitochondrial research shows a closer relationship to Ovis (sheep). Its physical similarity to the muskox is therefore an example of convergent evolution.The takin is the national animal of Bhutan.