Posts in Tibetan Yak
Importance of Yak to Tibetan Culture

Thubten Jigme Norbu, the elder brother of the 14th Dalai Lama, reported on his journey from Kumbum in Amdo to Lhasa in 1950: "Before long I was to see the vast herds of drongs [yak] with my own eyes. The sight of those beautiful and powerful beasts who from time immemorial have made their home on Tibet's high and barren plateaux never ceased to fascinate me... 

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North American Heritage Yak

There is no official global definition or certification for “heritageanimals, but heritage breeds are historic breeds that have been around for decades or even hundreds of years. They are a part of our heritage, and they retain essential attributes for survival and self-sufficiency – fertility, foraging ability, longevity, maternal …


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Tibetan YakNicole Porter