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Yak

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The Yak is used throughout Asia as a farm animal, used to plow fields, and as a pack animal, hauling gear up mountainous regions. They are considered sacred in some cultures.
 
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Description

Latin Name: Bos grunniens Conservation Status: Unknown
Distribution: South Central Asia, Mongolia Average Weight: 2000 lbs
 
In the wild, the Yak can be found in mountainous regions, as well as plateaus and other plains. They will herd with about 25 other Yaks. They are herbivorous animals, eating grass, moss, and other vegetation. In warmer months, they mvoe upland to colder regions, and in most cases, to areas with permanent snow. The Yaks thick hair protects them from the weather.
 

         
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