Author 'Gipsy34' (Id 186270 ) : Takin Mishmi. The takins live in the forests and prairies of altitude in Asia between 2. 000 and 3. 500 m. In winter they leave the snowy areas and down into the valleys to feed : grass, grow bamboo, leaves. On the contrary, in summer, they can be seen up to 4. 000 m altitude. It secretes a subsance oily which protects it from moisture.