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Takin

Budorcas taxicolor

Description:

The takin rivals the muskox as the largest and stockiest of the subfamily Caprinae, which includes all goats, sheep, and similar species. Short legs are supported on large, two-toed hooves, which have a highly developed spur. The body is stocky and the chest is deep. The large head is made more distinctive by the long, arched nose, and stout horns that are ridged at the base and can reach 64 cm (25 in) in length. Both sexes have small horns which run parallel to the skull and then turn upwards in a short point, these are around 30 cm (12 in) long. The long, shaggy coat is light in color, with a dark stripe along the back, and males (bulls) also have dark faces.

Habitat:

Native from the Himalayan mountains, this one lives in Pairi Daiza, Belgium

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Wallonie, Belgium

Spotted on Aug 31, 2014
Submitted on Oct 25, 2014

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