The yak is similar to a cow, with much longer hair to keep it warm from the cold, high altitudes it resides in. Most yak live in the mountainous regions of central Asia, particularly the Tibetan Plateau. This area, despite the altitude, provides flat highland areas with grasses for the yak feed on in herds up to 100. Most yak are now domesticated, with a few still remaining in the wild, and is considered threatened because of its decline in recent years.
Wild Yaks tend to live in areas that are treeless uplands, plains, hills, plateaus mountains and love the alpine meadows. Most Yaks now are domesticated and the population of Wild Yaks are endangered due to diseases transferred from domesticated yaks and due to lost of habitat. They graze on grass, herbs, mosses, lichens and they also munch on ice and snow to keep hydrated. Due to lack of vegetation the yaks migrate long distances in order to find food. Because yaks are extremely sensitive to heat, they must travel when the weather not too warm for them. Yaks like th cold and bathe in in lakes and streams during cold weather.
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