An oily substance secreted from the takin’s skin forms a waterproof layer of protection.To reach higher leaves, a takin might stand on its hind legs while resting its front legs on the tree’s trunk.The takin alerts other members of its herd to an approaching bear or wolf with a coughing sound.
- Height: 3.3 to4.3 ft
- Weight: 550 to 770 lbs
- Lifespan: 12 to 15 yrs
- Habitat: Mountain forest
- Diet: Grasses, leaves, buds, and shoots
- Risk Status: Species at risk (IUCN-Vulnerable)