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Domestic yak

Children’s Farms·Mammal

The domestic yak is smaller and has shorter horns than its wild counterpart. Yaks have large lungs and a complex muscular apparatus that allows them to inhale and exhale rapidly, making them very well-adapted for living in higher elevations. Because of their shaggy and wooly coat, they can survive in temperatures as low as -40 degrees Celcius.

  • Conservation StatusStable
  • Life spanup to 25 years
  • Body size670-1,800 lbs.
    5 ft.
  • Native habitat Mountains and high elevations, farms of Tibetan Plateau
  • DietVegetation, hay, alfalfa
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