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Factoid of the day: The Takin

From CoolGreenScienceBlog: The Takin is a rare mammal living in the Himalayas



While its range includes many countries – including parts of India, Bhutan and Myanmar – most naturalists and hard-core mammal watchers encounter the species in China...
Many accounts describe it a creation of Dr. Seuss. Taxonomists call it a “goat antelope” and others call it a “gnu goat.” Even famed biologist George Schaller describes it as a “bee-stung moose” due to its super-sized schnoz. There’s nothing else quite like it. It probably most closely resembles a less-shaggy musk ox, but it actually is more closely related to wild sheep.


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Sichuan takin kid. Photo © Ted / Flickr through a CC BY-SA 2.0 license
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