Mountain Yak Mating sweet in Beautiful Nature

Mountain Yak Mating sweet in Beautiful Nature

Yaks are animals that are native to Tibet and China but are also found in Mongolia, Nepal, and Central Asia. Scientists believe that Qiang tribespeople domesticated yak animals at least 5,000 years ago, a claim supported by genetic evidence. 

However, some Tibetan peoples may have possibly domesticated yaks as long as 10,000 years ago. Domestic yaks far outnumber wild ones and are bred for their tractability for plowing and threshing, high milk production, meat, hides, and fur.

Incredible Yak facts!
  • Domestic yak, unlike their counterparts in the wild, often make grunting noises, leading to the nickname, “The Grunting Ox.”
  • Yaks are animals with three times the lung capacity of cows and have more and smaller red blood cells, which allows them to transport oxygen more efficiently.
  • They can withstand frigid temperatures that can reach as low as -40 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Yaks have trouble thriving at lower altitudes and become prone to heat exhaustion when temperatures are above 59 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • When a yak animal dies of natural causes, its bones find new life as jewelry and tent fastenings per Buddhist teachings.

It’s generally believed that aurochs (Bos primigenius) are the extinct ancestors of the modern yak. They originated as members of the Pleistocene megafauna (2,580,000 to 11,700 years ago), and flourished during the Holocene Era, sporting huge broad horns up to 31 inches in length.


 The aurochs, which probably evolved in Asia, spread to the north and west during warmer interglacial periods. This species became extinct in 1627 due to habitat loss and hunting.

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