Golden Takin Budorcas taxicolor bedfordi

Golden Takin
Shaanxi Takin
Golden Takin
Takins are goat-antelopes from wooded mountain hillsides in the eastern Himalayas. They are also called Cattle-chamois and Gnu-goats. The Golden Takin, also called the Shaanxi Takin, has a lighter, more evenly golden coat than the other 3 subspecies. It is native to mountains in Shaanxi province of China.
Golden Takin
Shaanxi Takin
Golden Takin
Takins can reach 140cm (55") height at the shoulder. Despite looking like cattle, they are closely related to sheep. They have long, woolly coats to keep warm in their mountain habitat. They live in small, family-related herds; bachelor males may be solitary. All subspecies of Takin have suffered population declines from hunting and habitat loss; Chinese subspecies are particularly endangered.