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Motithang Takin Preserve, Thimphu

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Explore a wildlife reserve dedicated to protecting Bhutan's national animal at Motithang Takin Preserve. Initially a miniature zoo, the site now enjoys protection for environmental and spiritual reasons, letting docile takins roam free and expand in numbers in the surrounding forest. Go on a guided tour through the government-maintained area of 3.4 hectares (8.4 acres), which also contains a traditionally styled entrance, an information center, and lots of native greenery. Wear comfortable walking shoes in order to manage the many steep trails. See Motithang Takin Preserve and all Thimphu has to offer by arranging your trip with our Thimphu travel itinerary planner.
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  • Takin is the national animal of Bhutan which is a hybrid of goat and yak. The preserve was closed since due to recent deaths of ~30 Takins. However, we could get a glimpse of Takins from the way to BB...  more »
  • Takin, is certainly rare animal in animals have not seen up to now, no good Chinese. Also, you couldn't see in near number increases the size of the Kennel are bred and farmed less so.
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  • this houses about 150+ Takins, the national animal of bhutan which is a mix of a goat and a cow. a good sightseeing point.  more »