Sischuan Takin

Takin in the Sights
Takin in the Sights

If I were to pick my spirit animal, the Takin would definitely be one of my top contenders.  An impressive animal, the Takin is a perfect mix of brawn and agility.  Phlegmatic, confident and humble (they seem to me), these goats live with the Giant Pandas in the mountainous bamboo forests of China.

Sarah and I took a day off to visit the Zoo and imagine our pleasure at finding the newest Takin in StL.  This little one was about a week old when we made our visit.

Takin it Easy
Takin it Easy

A week old and ready for anything.

Takin Off!
Takin Off!

This guy would go from bluffing and horsing around with mom and the other cow in the enclosure to being timid and weary.

You Takin to me?
Takin to me?

Here she is getting a reassuring nudge from mom.

Takin a Break
Takin a Break

Here you see the little one watching one of the adults having a rub in the dirt.

Takin a Hint
Takin a Hint

And now it’s his turn…

Takin the Example
Takin a Cue

Till next time…

Takin a Load Off
Takin a Load Off

-OZB