Yaks belong to the Bovid family, and is related to Cows, Goats and Gazelles. They have a dense undercoat of soft close-matted hair which keeps them warm during the long and cold winters.
Domesticated Yaks are kept as livestock and provide milk, meat, wool and transport for many people in South and Southeast Asia.
Males live solitary lives and only join a group of females and young during the short breeding season.
Where they live
South and Southeast Asia
The wild Yak lives on the desolate steppe which ranges from Kashmir to China.
What they eat
They love lichens, mosses, grass and herbs and in the winter, to keep from being thirsty, they eat ice and snow.
Vulnerable, the domesticated Yak is quite common but the wild Yak is very rare.