IUCN Red List: Vulnerable
Mishmi Takins occur mostly in Tibet, but also in other localities of China, as well as India and Myanmar. The numbers decrease. Main threats include hunting and habitat loss by deforestation.
■ Takin is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species since 1996.
■ Within EAZA, Takin captive population data are recorded in European Studbook since 2009. The studbook is kept by the Highland Wildlife Park, Kingussie.
■ Takin is listed in Appendix II of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES, or Washington Convention).
■ Phylum Chordata – chordates
■ Class Mammalia – mammals
■ Order Artiodactyla – even-toed ungulates
■ Family Bovidae – bovids
■ Species Budorcas taxicolor – Takin
■ Subspecies Budorcas taxicolor taxicolor – Mishmi Takin