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Yak
Yak at Letdar on the Annapurna Circuit in the Annapurna muntain range o central Nepal.
Conservation status
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Genus: Bos
Species: B. grunniens
Binomial name
Bos grunniens
Linnaeus, 1766
Synonyms

Poephagus grunniens
Bos mutus Przewalski, 1883

The yak (Bos grunniens an Bos mutus) is a lang-haired bovid foond throughoot the Himalayan region o sooth Central Asie, the Tibetan Plateau an as far north as Mongolie an Roushie. Maist yaks are domesticated yaks, Bos grunniens. Thare is an aa a smaa, vulnerable population o wild yaks, Bos mutus. In the 1990s, a concertit effort wis unnertaken tae help save the wild yak population.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Harris, R.B.; Leslie, D. (2008). Bos mutus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red Leet o Threatened Species. Retrieved 29 March 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of vulnerable.