In Europe the Mishmi takin can be found in quite a number of zoos ( 32 collections at the moment ). The first animal of this subspecies brought to Europe was a female brought to London Zoo were it lived from 1923 to 1935. Then it becomes a little confusing because I found several dates on animals kept at Hannover Zoo were the literature isn't clear. During 1966 Hannover recieved in July '66 a wild-caught male which is however not mentioned in all sources and at the end of the same year a female was recieved from Rangoon ( Birma ). In July 1967 this female was send to the Bronx Zoo, New York so I guess the male which Hannover should have had, had past away by this time. During 1969 another female was send from Rangoon to Hannover but this animal died shortly after arrival - still at the airport. In 1967 3 other collections had Mishmi takins : 1-1 at Rangoon Zoo - a breeding pair which had a mis-cariage in 1965 but bred succesfully later 1-1 at Bejin Zoo ( at that time still Peking ) 1-1 at Bronx New York ( don't know if the female was already the female from Hannover or if New York already had a female and recieved a second female from Hannover ?? ) Don't know nothing about the faith of these 3 pairs althrough the Rangoon-pair bred several times and the young could have been the founder-stock of the European ( and thus also the American ) population. 1974 Tierpark Berlin recieved a male ( "Ottchen" ) from Rangoon and I'm not sure if he was a wild-caught animal or Rangoon-bred. 1976 Tierpark Berlin recieved a female from Rangoon and here again I'm not sure if she was wild-caught or captive-bred at Rangoon which would mean that already the Berlin breeding-pair were ( very ) closely-releated ! Then on March 28 1980 the first young was born at Tierpark Berlin and this was the start of a very succesfull breeding. Brother-sister pairs were send to other European zoos and there they bred also succesfully further. Also American zoos recieved animals from this inbred population and althrough around 1980 the Catskill Farm in the USA had one pair ( on loan from the Bronx - New York ) I don't know if these animals were mixed on a later date with the Berlin-blood-line ? 2004 Tierpark Berlin inported a wild-caught male and I'm quite sure this animal ( which died in 2010 ) was mixed into the existing population which evenso would mean that all Mishmi takins found in zoos in the western world orginate from just 2-1 founders ! Would however be intresting to know more about how the American population got established, howmany are kept there at the moment and if the Bronx ( later Catskill ) animals made any contribution to the population. Also it would be intresting to know more about the situation in Asia ( Rangoon, Bejin ).