This is a Sichusn Takin ( Budorcas taxicolor tibetana). Takin inhabit the same dense bamboo forests as the better-known giant panda. Habitat loss and over hunting has led to their decline in the wild. Scientists from the Wilds have been working in China to help track these animals so we can better understand the biology of this species.
THE WILDS is one of the largest conservation centers in North America. Located on nearly 10,000 acres, it is home to rare and endangered species from around the world and home to hundreds of indigenous species. The mission of the Wilds is to lead and inspire by connecting people and wildlife.
You travel around the compound by open-air unenclosed safari buses. It takes about two and a-half hours. Each compound is enclosed and the bus driver activates the gate my remote clicker. After passing through the gate, he stops and closes it. The gates are all solar powered.
This is a picture of my wife, brother and grand-daughter.
They also have a zip-line safari. As you travel around the different compounds you see the more adventurist’s zipping form one platform to another.
Using my phone as I have run out of data on Verizon MI-FI
Living in a rural area has its drawbacks. Like no broadband. Tuesday I will start anew. It costs fifteen dollars for every byte you go over.
I have deleted my face book. I will now be posting on word press. My first story will be about our safari at the Wilds in Ohio.
I hope my face book friends follow me on my blog. Face book has too many security issues. People were following me who I did not know.
Also, I was afraid I would piss off certain friends who have different political views. This country is being divided and so is face book. I will be posting more about this issue in latter posts.