Meet Our Animals > Domestic Yak
Quick Facts
Native to Throughout Asia
Primary Diet Mainly grasses and herbs, also flowers, mosses, and occasionally lichens
Adult Weight Up to 1,300 pounds (male) and up to 550 pounds (female)
Lifespan 25 years
Status Vulnerable

Domestic Yak

Yaks have small ears and a wide forehead, with smooth horns that are generally dark in color. Colors can vary between yaks; some can be white, grey or brown. Both males and females have long, shaggy hair with a dense, wooly undercoat over the chest, flanks and thighs to insulate them from the cold.


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Small Mammals