Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Takins aka The Goatelope

Known for having things in common with both goats and antelopes, the takin is sometimes referred to as a goat- antelope.

Picture from Zooborns

Most closely related to goats and sheep, the takin is a large, muscular, hoofed animal. The takin nose is long like a moose, horns look like a wildebeest’s, body is bison shaped, it has a bearlike tail, and mountain goat feet and agility.v Their combination of features has also earned them the nicknames "cattle chamois" and "gnu goat".
large, muscular, hoofed mammal

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