Posts tagged yak
Long-hair fur forehead yak (རིང་པོ སྐྲ སྤུ དཔྲལ་བ། འབྲོང)

While their domesticated counterparts can be found in a much more varied area in the oriental region, the main geographic range of wild B. grunniens is limited to the Tibetan Plateau, which includes "...the western edge of Gansu Province, Qinghai Province, the southern rim of the Xinjiang Autonomous Region, and the Tibet Autonomous Region." (Schaller & Wulin, 1995)...

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Nicole Porterscience, tibet, iyak, yak
Ligers and Zebroids and Yow, Oh My!

Ligers are the Franken-feline achieved by crossing a lion and a tiger. Ligers are always sterile. Zebroids, Zebras crossed with other species, are also almost always infertile, and often suffer health consequences of dwarfism. While the dwarf zebroids can still run, ligers suffer from acromegaly, or "giantism" and grow too big. 

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