Baby Yaks Have Our Backs!
We’d like to begin this article with an apology folks, because we’re very sorry…that we never knew how adorable baby yaks could be! Native to the Himilayan Region of Central Asia (from Tibet to Mongolia and Russia), and unfortunately vulnerable to extinction, yaks are found in both domestic (where they’re used to pull carts and farm implements) and wild populations, with the wild groups being a bit more shaggy and larger in size. Many peopel think that baby yaks aren’t cute because “they stink”. But the truth is that yak’s wool is odor resistant, so if you ever really wanted to keep a yak as a pet, you’d be safe from catching a case of the stinkies! Mama yaks have a typical gestation period of 257 to 270 days, and give birth to just one calf, usually between May and June. So if you decide to go out and make friends with some baby yaks, you should plan their surprise parties for the late Spring! Like we said before, these adorable wooly beasts are currently listed as “vulnerable to extinction”, but conservation efforts have been put in place to protect them and ensure that we can appreciate them for generations to come!