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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Tibetan Yak

The Yak is a large herbivore animal and similar to a big cow. They have long hair and most have long shaped horns but some do not. Yaks are found mainly in the Tibetan plateau. Tibetan famers use this strong and clear animal to plough fields in summer and harvest the crops in autumn. In one year’s time, only two times do they work for the owner, so the yaks are on holiday most days in a year. This has created one of the healthiest animals in the world. Yaks stay in the mountains with a free life but sometimes the owner come to mountain to see how their life is going; this is because sometimes thieves try to steal the animals.
In the April, Tibetan people go to mountain and cut the animal’s hair and use it to make a tent. An earth quake tent is safer than a house.
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Also, Tibetan nomads need to move three times in a year so a tent is more useful than a house. Tibetan nomads use Yaks and only move their homes to where is a good pasture for the animals.
The English word "yak" derives from the Tibetan language (Tibetan: གཡག), in Tibetan this refers only to the male of the species, the female being called a Dri ( འབྲི), but in English and other languages which
Have borrowed the word, "yak" is usually used for both sexes.

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