"Sichuan TAKIN" Top 5 Page for this destination San Diego Zoo Tip by matcrazy1

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by matcrazy1

Takin (say Tah-Kin) is one of the least-known and strangest-looking of all hoofed animals with horns and one hardly even seen in zoos.

What do we know is that the takin is not related to bison, buffalo or cattl, despite its oxlike build. Some think itrelated to the American mountain goat, and possibly the last of a line of muskoxen. The takin's horns point up instead of down like the Arctic muskox.

Address: 2920 Zoo Drive
Phone: (619) 234-3153
Website: http://www.sandiegozoo.org

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  • Written May 31, 2003
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