Takin, a hoofed mammal found in the mountains of south-central Asia. The takin is a heavily built, clumsy-looking animal. It is about 30 to 50 inches (76 to 127 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs from 500 to 650 pounds (225 to 295 kg).
The takin's shaggy fur can be yellowish-white, straw yellow, or blackish-brown, usually with a dark stripe along the back. Both sexes have stout, curved horns. Takins eat plants. In summer, they live in large herds near or above the timberline of mountains; in winter, they disperse into small bands and migrate to grassy valleys.
The takin is Budorcas taxicolor of the family Bovidae.