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Category: Ungulates

Location: Safari Drive

These are domestic Yak. As you can see, they’re similar to an ox or a small cow. That’s because they’re part of the bovid family. Yaks can be found in Tibet, China, Mongolia, and Nepal, usually high up in the mountains. In China they’re known as hairy cattle and you can see why! See their thick hairy coat and undercoat which fringes their bellies and their short legs. This coat can keep them warm in temperatures down to -40 degrees Celsius. Both males and females have horns, but the adult male’s horns will be much larger!

Up on Tibetan Plateau, they use Yak for a number of things including for ploughing, transport, milk production and more. During colder months, the dried dung is also used for fuel to keep warm!

Yaks are herbivores. They'll graze on grass and herbs, however up in the high plateaus they would eat lichens and mosses.

Yaks can be found in Tibet, China, Mongolia, and Nepal, usually high up in the mountains.

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