Baby Takin born at ABQ zoo

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A new baby has been born at the Rio Grande Zoo.

A 6-year-old Sichuan Takin named Zhu gave birth to a healthy kid last week.

So what is a Takin?

It is native to the rocky slopes of the Himalayas.

They’re related to sheep and goats.

They are threatened in the wild because of poaching and loss of habitat.

You can find Zhu and her new baby in the exhibits near the rhinos and the zebras. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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