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In Wild Yak Societies, Mothers Are The Real Climbers
2014-06-18 03:33:20

Wildlife Conservation Society A new study led by the Wildlife Conservation Society says that in wild yak societies, it's the mothers that are the real climbers. The study found that mothers with young venture on steeper terrain and slightly higher elevation than either males or females without young. The authors of the study expect that this strategy is an adaptive way to avoid predators and to access more nutritious food. Wild yaks are an endangered species occurring only on the...

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...

Yak Genome Sequenced
2012-07-08 06:16:30

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A study published online in Nature Genetics provides important insights into understanding mammal variance and adaptation at high altitude. Researchers, led by Lanzhou University and joined by BGI Shenzhen, Institute of Kunming Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences as well as the other 12 institutes, have finished the genomic sequence and testing of a female domestic yak. As a symbol of Tibet and of high altitude, the yak (Bos...

2008-06-27 15:02:48

China has 3,600,947 square miles of land, more than any other country except Russia, with 6.6 million. (The United States is slightly smaller, with 3,539,244 million square miles of land.) China's climate and geography vary greatly. It has mountains, plains, deserts and four distinct seasons. Its fall includes a brilliant color change in the north. YAKS AND PANDAS China's two most famous native animals, the yak and the giant panda, are neighbors. Perhaps 10,000 wild yaks can still be...


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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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