Domestic Yak

Taxonomic name: Bos grunniens

Type: Mammal

Diet: Herbivores – grasses, sedges, and herbs

Size: 100 - 138 cm at the withers

Weight: 225 - 1000 kg

Fun Fact: Yaks are a type of domestic cattle found in the Himalyan region of Asia. They are specially adapted to live in cold, mountainous regions with features such as large lungs and long, shaggy hair to keep warm.

Find the Zoo's Domestic Yaks in the Animals of Asia section.