We have a newborn takin!


We’re not sure about the sex yet, but a baby takin is always good news. Takins are rare animals in European zoos, especially this very subspecies — Sichuan takin. The animal is on the IUCN Red List.

Takins belong to Bovidae family, along with sheep, goats, and muskoxen, and live in the Himalayas bamboo forests and Western China.

Our pair of takins has arrived to Moscow from Beijing in 2009. This baby is their fifth. Come and see happy parents and their child in the New territory!