Animal Weight

How much does a Takin weight?

It is hard to guess what a Takin weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Takin (Budorcas taxicolor) on average weights 292.76 kg (645.42 lbs).

The Takin is from the family Bovidae (genus: Budorcas). They can live for up to 19.5 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 1.74 meter (5′ 9″). Usually, Takins have 1 babies per litter.

As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.

The average adult weight of a Takin is 292.76 kg (645.42 lbs)

The takin (; Budorcas taxicolor; Tibetan: ར་རྒྱ་, Wylie: ra rgya), also called cattle chamois or gnu goat, is a large species of ungulate of the subfamily Caprinae found in the eastern Himalayas. The four subspecies are the Mishmi takin (B. t. taxicolor), the golden takin (B. t. bedfordi), the Tibetan (or Sichuan) takin (B. t. tibetana), and the Bhutan takin (B. t. whitei). Whilst the takin has in the past been placed together with the muskox in the tribe Ovibovini, more recent mitochondrial research shows a closer relationship to Ovis (sheep). Its physical similarity to the muskox is therefore an example of convergent evolution. The takin is the national animal of Bhutan.

Animals of the same family as a Takin

We found other animals of the Bovidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Takin

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Budorcas taxicolor:

Animals with the same size as a Takin

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Takin:

Animals with the same litter size as a Takin

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Takin:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Takin

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Takin: