Budorcas taxicolor tibetana, (*)
Budorcas taxicolor tibetana Milne-Edwards, 1874
Budorcas taxicolor tibetana, Skull and horns
English: Sze-chuan takin
The Sichuan Takin or Tibetan Takin (Budorcas taxicolor tibetana) is a subspecies of takin (goat-antelope). Listed as a vulnerable species, the Sichuan Takin is native to Tibet and the provinces of Sichuan, Gansu and Xinjiang in the People's Republic of China. It can be differentiated from its close cousin the Golden Takin largely by its coat color among other morphological differences, in addition to a different range of habitat. Sichuan Takins live in dense thickets and bamboo groves, in family groups of up to 30 individuals.
The principle threats to its survival include habitat destruction and hunting. A reliable count of the species has not been fully undertaken, but it may have indirectly benefited from the protections accorded to the Giant Panda and other species.
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