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

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A multinational team of conservationists from the University of Montana and the Wildlife Conservation Society recently counted nearly 1,000 wild yaks in a remote area of the Tibetan-Qinghai Plateau. The species was nearly decimated in the mid-twentieth century by overhunting, and this find may indicate a significant comeback. The team of Americans and Chinese counted 990 yaks in a rugged nature reserve called Hoh Xil. The reserve is...

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. This summer the company is unveiling a new collection of the greetings, and because they have even more personality they simply couldn't be contained in the card aisle alone. So, in addition to returning to their original home, the Yakety Yaks can now be found as ecards at AmericanGreetings.com and literally taking...

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). The uniquely talented artists and writers at the greeting card company work every day to come up with fresh ideas for consumers looking to connect, and the latest collection was inspired by everything from garbage cans and coffee cups to cheeseburgers and cupcakes. Proving that nothing is immune to fun, the company has launched Yakety Yaks(TM),...

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. She currently operates four Yakety Yak Wireless Express franchises in Oklahoma City. "What really set Yakety Yak apart from other franchise opportunities...

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. Between July and December of 2008, franchisee Samantha Bentson opened four Yakety Yak locations, because she believes "Yakety Yak brings the right model at the right time to the market." The innovation...

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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.The plateau has more than 45,000 glaciers that accumulate during the region's snowy season, before they drain into Asia's main rivers, which include the Yellow, Yangtze, Brahmanputra and Mekong. Some scientists refer to the plateau as the "Third Pole" due to its massive glacial ice sheets. However, temperatures on the plateau...

2008-08-01 12:00:47

By Michael Sragow, The Baltimore Sun Aug. 1--(C-) Three yetis, a yak and a couple of yuks. That's all you get in the way of original entertainment in The Mummy: The Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, an extravagant and frenetic third entry in the franchise about adventurer Rick O'Connell ( Brendan Fraser) and his continuing fights with the embalmed yet undead. It's like an Indiana Jones movie without rhythm, wit or personality, just a desperate, headlong pace. It does have a sense of the...

2008-08-01 06:00:28

By Michael Sragow, The Baltimore Sun Aug. 1--Three yetis, a yak and a couple of yuks. That's all you get in the way of original entertainment in The Mummy: The Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, an extravagant and frenetic third entry in the franchise about adventurer Rick O'Connell (Brendan Fraser) and his continuing fights with the embalmed yet undead. It's like an Indiana Jones movie without rhythm, wit or personality, just a desperate, headlong pace. It does have a sense of the ridiculous (one...

2006-08-09 00:31:16

BEIJING (Reuters) - China is to auction licenses to foreigners to hunt wild animals, including endangered species, a newspaper said on Wednesday. The government would auction licenses based on types and numbers of wild animals, ranging from about $200 for a wolf, the only carnivore on the list, to as much as $40,000 for a yak, the Beijing Youth Daily said. The auction, taking place on Sunday in Chengdu, capital of the southwestern province of Sichuan, would be the first of its kind...


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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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'