The Unique Mishmi Takin

The Unique Mishmi Takin

Know this animal? No, we didn't either, despite our rural antecedents. A face only a mother could love. It's a Mishmi Takin, a subset of the Takin which is the national animal of Bhutan.
Its a goat-antelope (reflected in it's scientific family name -Bovidae and subfamily - Caprinae). Weird huh? But its home is the Himalayas and that is good enough for us. And we love the legend of its origins.
It goes like this - one day, the Forest God, Golo, came across an odd stone. Seeing no use for it, he threw it down on earth. Man found the stone and chiseled it till it started looking like an animal. When Golo saw the chiseled stone, he infused it with life and wanted to take it away. A tussle ensued with Golo grabbing the animal by its horns and Man pulling its tail. Soon, the tail broke off and God took away the animal by its now twisted horns. Since then, the animal, Takin, has been living far away from man in remote jungles, high up on the slopes of Himalayas.
What has this got to do with anything? A very creative entrepreneur with his own Himalayan roots has developed footwear which is made in Italy but which is surefooted on the slopes of the Himalayas - indeed we have recently tested them up there.
Tegere Outdoors is really pleased to be carrying these products in Australia and New Zealand. Head over to the website and have a look at these lightweight, waterproof and very durable boots. https://www.tegere.com.au/collections/feet

Our initial review of the Jampui boot can be found here 

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