We visited the Takin reserve after a short drive from Thimphu. The reserve is set on a quiet and steep road 10-15minutes drive. It is on a relatively steep hillside and the Takin are almost an exclusive animal apart from the native deer of which there were 3-4. Tragically our guide told us that the Takin has suffered an inexplicable disease outbreak last year and 17 had died. Only 12 remain and they are shrouded behind thick green wiring with only 1 tiny hole for photographers about half way up the walk.
It was good to see the takin in a natural state and well looked after, but very difficult to view them and also see any other nature of Bhutan. Disappointed overall as there was no information about the species to read and no guidance other than our personal guide.
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