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Motithang Takin Preserve

Location : Thimphu

Motithang Takin Preserve, located in the Motithang district of Thimphu, Bhutan is a wildlife reserve area for takin, the National Animal of Bhutan. Originally a mini-zoo, it was converted into a preserve when it was discovered that the animals refrained from inhabiting the surrounding forest even when set free. The reason for declaring takin as a National Animal of Bhutan on 25 November 2005 (Budorcas taxicolor) is attributed to a legend of the animal?s creation in Bhutan in the 15th century by Lama Drukpa Kunley.

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Last Updated :07-05-2011 Link :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M... Images
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