Mysteriously Cute Animal Monday: This Baby Takin is Takin' His First Steps
By: Jodi Westrick
One of the world's strangest animals is the takin. Takins look like they are part horse, part goat, and part bear.
To me, they look like a creature out of the Star Wars universe.
Takins are actually large, shaggy goat-antelopes found in the Himalayas and western China. They are well adapted for their cold, mountainous habitats. They are listed as a vulnerable species due to habitat loss.
The San Diego Zoo recently debuted their newest takin, and boy, is he a cutie! Check out the photos below and then head over to ZooBorns to see the rest.