Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/54408

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Artiodactyla
Family:Bovidae
Genus:Bos
Genus species:Bos mutus

Animal Characteristics

Height:Shoulder height 160-180 cm
Weight:up to 1000 kg
Identification:The yak has a black-brown shaggy coat with white around the muzzle. The shoulder hump is often drooping. The yak also has two long-spreading horns.
Habitat:Alpine tundra and ice plateaus
Diet:Herbivore: grasses, shrubs and snow for water
Reproduction:A single calf is born after a gestation period of nine months.
Females live in stable herds. Bulls are solitary or form small bachelor groups of 10-15 animals.
Behavior:The yak is a shy species. It is gregarious because it is found in groups of 10-20+, where the largest groups are found during the spring.
Status:Endangered
Interesting Facts:The yak has been domesticated and crossed with domestic cattle.

Other Information

Geographic:Asia Date:1966-09 Subjects:Yak
even-toed ungulate
Bos
Bovidae
Artriodactyla
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata
Ruminants
Ungulates
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/54408