Park Names: Ruth and Yasmin

Scientific name: Bos grunniens

Place of Origin: Mainly China but also Central Asia, Mongolia, and Nepal.
Lifespan (in wild): 25 years
Weight: 500 – 560 lbs
Body size: 41–46 in Tall
Diet: Herbivores

Fun Facts

  • Yaks have 3 Times the lung capacity if normal cattle.
  • A Yaks hair can be used the the making of ropes.
  • Yaks can live in temperatures as low as -40 degrees Fahrenheit

Conservation Status


Annual Cost of Care

The cost to care for this animal per year is $1500.

Through our Adopt a Species program, you have an opportunity to provide for this animal’s needs by paying for the annual cost of care. Check out our Donate page for other ways you can give!

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