Takin, 2012
Photo: L. Lechner

The takin (Budorcas taxicolor) (other names are cattle chamois or gnu goat), the national animal of Bhutan, is a goat antelope and a mammal native to the eastern Himalayas. These animals appear a bit plump and bulky. Takin bodies have a length between 1 and 2,4m and weigh between 150 and 400 kilogram.