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Motithang Takin Preserve

Motithang Takin Preserve

Motithang Takin Preserve, located in the Motithang district of Thimphu, Bhutan is a wildlife reserve area for takin, the national animal of Bhutan. Originally a mini zoo, it was converted into a preserve when it was discovered that the animals refrained from inhabiting the surrounding forest even when set free. The reason for declaring takin as a national animal of Bhutan on 25 November 2005 (Budorcas taxicolor) is attributed to a legend of the animal’s creation in Bhutan in the 15th century by Lama Drukpa Kunley.

Takin attracts attention due to their unusual appearance; taxonomists were originally uncertain of this animal's phylogeny and many people describe it as a "bee-stung moos". Bhutan takin (Budorcas taxicolor whitei) is listed as a vulnerable species of goat-antelope.

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