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Tibet’s Wild Yaks On The Rebound After Near Extinction
2013-01-17 08:57:44

A multinational team of conservationists recently counted nearly 1,000 wild yaks in a remote area of the Tibetan-Qinghai Plateau. Nearly decimated by overhunting in the twentieth century, and this find may indicate a significant comeback.

2011-07-19 08:17:00

CLEVELAND, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Last year American Greetings Corporation (NYSE: AM) introduced consumers to a truly one-of-a-kind set of characters with Yakety Yaks.

2010-11-09 08:17:00

CLEVELAND, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Great ideas can come from anywhere; just ask the creative team at American Greetings Corporation (NYSE: AM).

2009-06-23 08:00:00

Oklahoma Franchisee Named VP of Training and Development OKLAHOMA CITY, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Yakety Yak Wireless, offering a nimble, market-ready model for exclusive and multi-carrier franchise opportunities, today announced that franchisee Samantha Bentson has joined the corporate team as the Vice President of Training and Development.

2009-06-03 08:00:00

Samantha Bentson Opens Four Franchises in Six Months OKLAHOMA CITY, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Yakety Yak Wireless, offering a nimble, market-ready model for exclusive and multi-carrier franchise opportunities, has found its greatest success so far in the metropolitan Oklahoma City area.

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2009-01-17 09:10:00

Roughly 2 billion Asians will experience water shortages in the coming decades as global warming diminishes glaciers on the Tibetan Plateau, scientists warned on Friday.

2008-08-01 12:00:47

By Michael Sragow, The Baltimore Sun Aug. 1--(C-) Three yetis, a yak and a couple of yuks.


Latest Yak Reference Libraries

Bos
2012-08-16 09:35:04

The bos is a genus that holds both domestic and wild cattle, which are split into the four subgenera, Bibos, Bos, Poephagus, and Novibos. However, these separations are debated. Currently, there are five living species recognized in this genus, but this number could rise to seven or nine if domestic cattle and bison, which are closely related, are re-classified into the Bos genus. The members of this genus are native to Asia, Western Europe, Africa, and some areas in North America. Because it...

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2006-12-14 13:19:49

Cattle (often called cows in contemporary usage) are domesticated ungulates (hoofed), a member of the subfamily Bovinae of the family Bovidae. They are raised as livestock for meat (called beef and veal), dairy products (milk), leather and as draught animals (pulling carts, plows and the like). In some countries, such as India, they are subject to religious ceremonies and respect. It is estimated that there are 1.4 billion head of cattle in the world today. Cattle were originally...

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2006-12-14 13:06:51

The yak (Bos grunniens) is a longhaired humped domestic bovine found in Tibet and throughout the Himalayan region of south central Asia, as well as in Mongolia. In Tibetan, the word yak refers only to the male of the species; a female is a dri or nak. In most languages, which borrowed the word, including English, however, yak is usually used for both sexes. Wild yaks (subspecies B. g. mutus) stand about 6.5 ft (2 meters) tall at the shoulder. Domestic yaks are about half that height. Both...

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Word of the Day
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.