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A yak is a hairy animal that lives in Asia. It looks like a big, hairy cow.
Yaks are members of the cow family. Like cows, they have four skinny legs and big, round bodies. They also have long noses and horns on top of their head.
But a yak is much bigger than a cow. They are between five feet (1.6 metres) and seven feet (2.2 metres) tall when they are grown. That is taller than a man!
They are also as long as a small car if you measure them from their nose to the end of their tail.
There is one funny thing about yaks. They are much bigger than a milk cow, but they weigh about the same! They can weigh just over a ton (tonne).
Find out more about this amazing animal and learn the answers to these questions:
How long can a yak's hair grow to be?
Do yaks wear skirts?
Can a yak moo like a cow does?
How bad do yaks smell?
Yaks are much bigger than cows, but do they eat more?
Learn what a yak looks like, where it lives, what it eats, who are their enemies, how babies are born, and other fun facts.
Ages 7 - 10
Reading Level 3.2
All measurements in American and metric.
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