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Sichuan takin dies

Tai was 14 years old.

06/27/2017 - The ABQ BioPark is sad to announce that Tai, a 14-year old male Sichuan takin at the ABQ BioPark Zoo, has died. Tai suffered a seizure on June 26, 2017. Zoo veterinary staff responded quickly to treat the seizure, but Tai never recovered and was unable to stand. Sichuan takins are from the same family as goats and sheep, but are relatively large with a stocky body. At 14 years old, Tai was at the normal limit of life expectancy for a takin. He shared a habitat with Zhu, a 10- year old female. They had one calf together in 2014. Tai's final histopathology report is expected within a few weeks.