A friend of mine is on holiday in Bhutan and sent me a couple of photos which I have posted here: Off Topic Gallery Motithang Takin Preserve, located in the Motithang district of Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan is a wildlife reserve area for Bhutan takin, muntjac and sambar. According to Wikipedia, apparently when a small number of takin were confined in a "mini-zoo" in Thimphu, the King of Bhutan felt that it was improper for a Buddhist country to confine animals for religious and environmental reasons. He therefore ordered the release of the animals and the closure of the mini-zoo. To everyone’s surprise, the takin, known for their docile behavior, refused to leave the immediate area, and strayed in the streets of Thimphu in search of food for weeks. Given that the animals had become virtually domesticated, it was decided to keep them in an enclosed, forested habitat at the edge of Thimphu and thus the Takin Preserve came to be established in the Motithang neighborhood. An area of 3.4 hectares (8.4 acres) was demarcated and fenced for the preserve. There are plans to expand the collection of the preserve by introducing other rarely seen animals of Bhutan such as the Red Panda, and the Himalayan Serow.