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Baby takin born at Potawatomi Zoo


The Potawatomi Zoo has an exciting new addition.  A baby takin was born Wednesday evening.  Takins are a type of goat-antelope related to the musk ox found in the Eastern Himalayas.

Zoo officials tell us that they don't know if its a male or female yet because they try and be hands off when a new baby is born.

"We want babies to be mom raised, as best as we possibly can to have that natural instinct, we want to give that mother-baby-bond is so important and so we're really hands off," says Marcy Dean of the Potawatomi Zoo.

The baby takin does not have a name yet but you can get your first glimpse of it this weekend as the zoo will be open for a winter day this Saturday.

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