Bos grunniensThe Yak


This site is devoted to: Bos grunniens, commonly known as the yak. The yak is the rather unknown relative of bison and cow that lives in the high altitudes of Asia. The yak was domesticated thousands of years ago. It is one of the main resources for the inhabitants of the upper mountain regions. Bos grunniens has to be well adapted to live in such a harsh climate where many other animals cannot survive. The yak has also become divided within itself into the domesticated yak (Bos grunniens) and the wild yak (Bos mutus).

This site is a project for my Organismal Biology course at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Through this site, I hope that you can see how interesting the yak is and appreciate this uncommon animal. To see my classmates and previous semesters' sites, go to the Multiple Organisms webpage.

Find out how the Yak relates to other mammals you may be more familiar with on the Classification page! Or learn About Me.