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Yak

Yak
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Artiodactyla
Family:Bovidae
Genus:Bos
Species:gruniens
Binomial name
Bos grunniens
The yak (Bos grunniens) is a long-haired humped domestic bovine found in Tibet and throughout the Himalayan region of south central Asia.

Yaks are kept primarily for their milk and meat. They are also used as beasts of burden, transporting goods across mountain passes for local farmers and traders as well as in support of climbing and trekking expeditions. Often the pack animals are actually yak-cattle crossbreeds known in Tibetan as dzopkyo. A female yak is also called a nak.

Also

Abbreviation for Yakovlev



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