Bovidae

Morphology

Weight
from 230 kg (female) to 580 kg (male)
Height
1.6 to 2 m at withers
Length
up to 3.3 m

Classification

Classe
Mammals
Family
Bovidae

Bos grunniens
 

Habitat

The yak lives around the Himalayas: Nepal, Bhutan and China.
 

DIET

It is herbivorous and feeds on grass, moss and lichen.
 

Reproduction - LIFESPAN

Lifespan : about 20 years
Sexual maturity after 6-8 years
Gestation : 9 months
1 young every 2 years.
 

LIFESTYLE

The animal moves around in herds of twenty to thirty. In summer, the herds consist solely of milk and steer herd.

 

DID YOU KNOW ?

Thanks to its double fleece, as well as the oily and anti-freeze substance that its skin secretes, the yak can sustain temperatures below 40°.