Cow? Steer? Water Buffalo?

None of the above is correct. It’s a genuine Yak! Yup, I said Yak! Now if you don’t know what a Yak is read on and look closely at the photograph below.

The yak (Bos grunniens and Bos mutus) is a long-haired bovid found throughout the Himalaya region of southern Central Asia, the Tibetan Plateau and as far north as Mongolia and Russia. Most yaks are domesticated Bos grunniens. There is also a small, vulnerable population of wild yaks. They can also be found at the Southwick Zoo. 🙂

Yak 01


4 thoughts on “Cow? Steer? Water Buffalo?

    • I had forgotten to process these shots from an earlier zoo visit. Most of the yak was in deep shadow but through the miracle of Photoshop and Photoshop filters I was able to bring out the details.

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