Paignton Zoo is home to two male takin, Arnold and Adrian, who live in the limestone quarry up past the giraffe.
Just what is a takin? These mammals are in fact large goat-antelopes native to various habitats and countries in Asia such as China, Myanmar, India and Bhutan.
Takins are herbivores, enjoying a diet of grasses, leaves and shoots. Salt is also an important part of their diet.
Mishmi takin, a subspecies of takin, are currently classed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List. They face threats of habitat loss and overhunting.
Many zoos across Europe house this interesting species, and our takin are part of the European Studbook (ESB).