AO: Golden Takin Picture

These beautiful, musk ox-like animals are native to China along the east Himalayas. Recently, they have become a popular big game trophy animal.

Currently, habitat loss and over-hunting are causing their populations to decline. They are protected by the Chinese government and, like, the Giant Panda, are recognized as a national treasure.

Factoid: This animal is believed to be the inspiration for the Golden Fleece myth in Greek mythology.
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