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Cincinnati Zoo shows 8-month-old takin acting 'mature'

By Ben Hooper
Cincinnati Zoo shows 8-month-old takin acting 'mature'
Dale the takin acting "mature for his age." Screenshot: Cincinnati Zoo/Facebook video

CINCINNATI, March 3 (UPI) -- The Cincinnati Zoo shared video of its 8-month-old takin showing how "mature" he is by chasing his own tail until he falls face-first to the ground.

The video, posted to the zoo's Facebook page, shows Dale the takin jumping around while apparently attempting to chase his tail.

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The rambunctious cousin of the musk ox jumps until he face-plants on the ground, an event he uses to quickly transition into using the ground to scratch his face.

"Wait for it.... Dale the takin is now 8 months old and clearly very mature for his age," the zoo said in the post.

Silly Takin

Wait for it.... Dale the takin is now 8 months old and clearly very mature for his age.

Posted by Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden on Wednesday, March 2, 2016

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