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February 7

February 7

Baby Takin

This little 20-pound (9 kilograms) female was born on Saturday. You can see the dried umbilical cord. She has no name yet.

The takin, also called cattle chamois or gnu goat, is a goat-antelope found in the Eastern Himalayas.
Mitochondrial research shows that takin are related to sheep, its similarity to the muskox being an example of convergent evolution.
The takin is the national animal of Bhutan.
Source: Wikpedia

Nikon D700 ,Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR AF
1/1250s f/5.3 at 280.0mm iso320 full exif

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Carl Carbone10-Feb-2013 03:04
Great shot of this newborn.
LynnH09-Feb-2013 03:20
Cute baby!!! Looks like a mountain goat, but bigger!
Karen Stuebing08-Feb-2013 22:38
Cute baby. Beautifully photographed and interesting information about her. V.
Martin Lamoon08-Feb-2013 22:27
An excellent photograph, amazing detail with this lens. v
Frank Brault08-Feb-2013 22:17
So cutie. A superb and wonderful portrait. V
pkocinski08-Feb-2013 14:18
She's got an adorable face :-)
C Ann How08-Feb-2013 06:19
Such a wonderful and once in a lifetime image ~ V
Chris(tine)08-Feb-2013 06:17
I learn something every day, what a delightful little creature.
Sandi Whitteker08-Feb-2013 06:16
Ah, youthful exuberance! Sweet!
joseantonio08-Feb-2013 05:22
What a lovely capture. Had no seen a takin before.V.
Bryan Murahashi08-Feb-2013 04:56
Sweet smile and soft fur for this gentle giant. V
globalgadabout08-Feb-2013 03:26
a charming subject, and fabulous shadows...V
Carol Rollins08-Feb-2013 01:46
Great image, Walter. I'd never heard of this animal before. Thanks for the info.
Love this shot.
Mike H.08-Feb-2013 01:26
Fascinating image and info.
She's sure-footed already it appears.
Marcia Colelli08-Feb-2013 01:24
Wonderful capture of this newborn little one V
Raymond07-Feb-2013 23:52
Wow, thanks for the explanation, never heard of them! They do look so nice ... a superb shot Walter
marie-jose wolff07-Feb-2013 23:49
adorable little one! V
Jim Coffman07-Feb-2013 23:41
They grow up to be rather pretty animals! Nice capture of this baby,Walter.
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