Talkin' About Takins

 

Meet the takin (say “tock-in”). If that name doesn’t sound familiar, don’t worry. Most people have never heard of them, and many people can’t guess what kind of animalAny living thing that is not a plant. Most animals can move about freely. All use plants or other animals as food. All have sensory organs. a takin is even when they see one!

 

Take a look at a takin and you’ll see a nose like a moose, a body like a bison, and hornsGrowths on the head of an antelope, cow, sheep, or goat that are never shed. like a wildebeest. But takins don’t belong to any of those animalAny living thing that is not a plant. Most animals can move about freely. All use plants or other animals as food. All have sensory organs. groups. They are related to sheep and wild goats, and some people think of them as goat-antelopes.

 

Takins live in herds high in the in the Himalayan Mountains and in China. Some of these huge, hoofed animals live in the same places as giant pandas. In fact, you can see a herdA group of animals that travels and feeds together. of takins when you journey through Panda Trek at the San Diego Zoo!