Mei Ling, a golden takin, is the newest resident at San Diego Zoo.
Bona and Zhao’s daughter Mei Ling was born on April 14th. The newborn calf stood up an hour after her birth, despite her weak legs.
Her appearance has made the zookeepers very happy. The explanation for this is that this female calf is the Western Hemisphere’s first golden takin.
With each passing day, the calf becomes more at ease. She can be seen having fun with her parents and learning to walk on uneven terrain. The Himalayas are the species’ natural habitat.
“This is a species most people have never heard of, let alone seen,” says Tammy Batson, the wildlife caregiver. People don’t care about what they don’t know, according to my theory. You can’t do it. If I can offer you a cause to care, you’ll be able to make good choices.”
Golden takins eat largely bamboo and other plants. As a result, they roam far and wide, something to which they have adapted admirably. In addition, they have thick coats that keep them warm in chilly conditions.
Takins are divided into four separate subspecies. As a result, their coats range in color from yellow to brown.
The species has been designated as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
They, like giant pandas, are regarded as national treasures in China.
Furthermore, the small child is wearing a brown coat, which is typically worn for camouflage.
Mei Ling will develop her own set of horns that bend backward after she has reached the age of six months.
The golden takins are most active at twilight and sunrise, according to the zoo. The day, on the other hand, is spent resting. Mei Ling follows the same routine as the others. During the day, though, she will be bouncing around and head-butting her parents.
Takins are related to sheep, and they do resemble very large sheep.