♦♦Motithang Takin Preserve: We were curious to see Takin, which is the national animal of Bhutan. It is believed that Takin was created by Bhutan’s Favourite Buddhist master, Lam Drukpa Kuenley. The takin was given life when he attached a goat’s skull to the skeleton of a cow. You won’t want to miss the chance to admire the unique physique and natural agility. Would you?
Takin mini zoo is wildlife reserve area for Takin, the national animal of Bhutan. Bhutan Takin attracts attention due to their unusual appearance. It has a skull like a goat and skeleton like a cow. Takin has been listed as a vulnerable species. This zoo remains closed on Monday and some other national holidays. I visited this zoo in the afternoon, when the Takins were far away from the fence, grazing inside the forest. Unfortunately I couldn't photograph any. So try to visit this zoo in morning (9am-11am). During this time Takins can be seen near the fence.While driving down the valley, stop by the view point where you can get an amazing picture perfect view of calm Thimphu valley.
3. Takin Reserve: Takin is the national animal of Bhutan. It is neither a goat nor a cow. This animal is found only in Bhutan. A nice place to visit. Entry Fee Rs. 100
Motithang Takin Preserve: Takin is the national animal of Bhutan, whose unique appearance attracts attention due to their unusual appearance. Takin are found in the Himalayan ranges and Western China.
A wildlife reserve area for takin, the national animal of Bhutan, Motithang Takin Preserve was initially a preserve as the animals were unable to adapt to the nearby forest when released into the wild.