The Tibetan Yak

Yak near Yamdrok lake, Tibet
Yak near Yamdrok lake, Tibet

The Tibetan yak is a long-haired bovine found throughout the Himalayan region of south Central Asia, the Tibetan Plateau and as far north as Mongolia and Russia.

The Tibetan economy is dominated by subsistence agriculture. Due to limited arable land, the primary occupation of the Tibetan Plateau is raising livestock, such as sheep, cattle, goats, camels, yaks, and horses.

The Tibetan yak is an integral part of Tibetan life.

Photograph by Dennis Jarvis

Gospodar Jevremova 9a, Belgrade, Serbia

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