Rare Takin Goat Spotted In Arunachal Pradesh

DY365
DY365
Published: December 21,2021 02:36 PM
DY365

Story highlights

The Department of Environment and Forests, Arunachal Pradesh has shared photos of the rare Takin or gnu goat spotted in East Kameng district of the state.

December 21, 2021: The Department of Environment and Forests, Arunachal Pradesh has shared photos of the rare Takin or gnu goat spotted in East Kameng district of the state.



Considered vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the goat was caught on camera at about 3,500 metres altitude.



The Department of Environment and Forests stated that this was the first instance of the mammal being seen in the East Kameng district.



The department in a tweet said, “Camera trap images of Bhutanese Takin from Seppa FD. It is the first instance of camera trap image capture of this animal in East Kameng. The cameras were installed in high altitude areas under snow leopard population assessment survey by the Department.”