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Park's latest arrival steps out

Daniella, a Mishmi takin (Pic: Edinburgh Zoo)
Staff said Daniella was being well looked after by other takins

A new arrival has been officially unveiled at the Highland Wildlife Park in Kingussie.

The female baby Mishmi takin, called Daniella, was born in late March.

Park keepers said the goat-antelope was being well looked after by its father and mother, Raci and Cava, as well as the other members of the group.

Mishmi takin are native to bamboo forests, at high altitudes in the eastern Himalaya. They are classed as "vulnerable" in the wild.

The park has been expanding its collection and has been taking animals normally found in the wild in cold climates from Edinburgh Zoo.

Two red pandas were moved from Edinburgh to the Highlands park in the hope of them rearing cubs.

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