The Baby Everyone is Takin About
What has hooves, horns, and is the newest parent at the Pueblo Zoo? The Sichuaun Takin
On Saturday March 29th, Dananren (male) and Tashi (female) welcomed their first kid. The baby girl, weighing 20lbs, is the first kid for the pair since their arrival at the Pueblo Zoo in 2011.
Sichuan Takins, often referred to as a “goat antelope,” are found in the Eastern Himalayas of Tibet. The split-hoofed herbivore can grow up to 51 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh up to 770 pounds. They are covered in thick golden wool, which is darker on the under-belly. Both sexes have small horns that turn up at the end.
The only place in Colorado you can see these amazing creatures is the Pueblo Zoo. Dananren, Tashi, and the kid are on exhibit along with a second adult female named Chang-O.
The Pueblo Zoo is a non-profit organization and is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things.
From Labor Day to Memorial Day, the Zoo is open from 9am to 4pmMonday through Saturday and 12pm to 4pm Sunday. For more information, call 561-1452, visit www.pueblozoo.org, or Join us on Facebook.