National Animal

The national animal is the Takin (Burdorcastaxicolor) that is associated with religious history and mythology.

It is a very rare mammal with a thick neck and short muscular legs. It lives in groups and is found above 4000 meters on the north-western and far north eastern parts of the country. They feed on bamboo. The adult Takin can weigh over 200 kgs.

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