Body measurements — species combined
|Body Weight||300-350 kg (660-770 lb)||240-280 kg (528-616 lb)|
|Body Length||210-220 cm (7-7.3 ft)||170 cm (5.6 ft)|
|Tail Length||15-20 cm (6-8 in)|
(Neas & Hoffmann 1987)
Native to the Sichuan Province in China, takins are excellent climbers due to their unique split hooves, an adaption that helps them move around easily in a rocky habitat (SDZG Flickr).
Here, takin calf Linshuh practices his climbing skills at the San Diego Zoo.
Image credit: © San Diego Zoo Global. All rights reserved.
Neas & Hoffmann (1987)