The Liberec Zoo in the Czech Republic celebrated the birth of three Golden Takins in January. The playful calves, all boys, represent hopeful progress for this vulernerable subspecies of takin, native to the Himalayas. Although they look similar to muskox, takin are actually a type of goat-antelope more closely related to sheep.
We here at ZooBorns have been waiting for great shots of a baby takin to share with you for quite some time and we are happy to say that the LA Zoo has delivered! On July 3rd they welcomed a baby female takin, a type of goat-antelope, like the serow we featured last week. The takin share their mountainous habitat with the giant panda and both are protected by the Chinese government.
Dad and baby have a moment
Mom looks proud