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First Male Golden Takin Born within the Western Hemisphere Receives a Title on the San Diego Zoo


SAN DIEGO (Could 20, 2022) – The San Diego Zoo celebrated one other milestone as wildlife care workers welcomed the start of a uncommon male golden takin—the second of this takin subspecies to be born within the Western Hemisphere and the primary male. The takin calf, named Jin Tong (pronounced jean tong), and means Golden boy in Mandarin Chinese language, was born on March 21 to mother, Bona. The Zoo’s wildlife care specialists carried out a complete first examination and confirmed Jin Tong is doing properly and adjusting to life inside the herd.

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Golden takins (rhymes with “rockin’”) are horned mammals associated to sheep and have tailored to life within the excessive elevation of their native Himalayan mountain habitat. The species may be very agile, navigating rugged landscapes with ease. Whereas younger takins have a a lot darker coloured coat, the adults have thick, shaggy, golden-hued coats, which supplies the species its title.

Takins are listed as ‘Susceptible’ on the Worldwide Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Purple Record of Threatened Species. The San Diego Zoo is the one place within the Western Hemisphere the place golden takins could be seen. Guests to the Zoo’s Asian Passage shouldn’t have any bother viewing the teenager as he bonds together with his mom and turns into accustomed to his habitat. 



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