Photo Friday: Yaks

Yaks are the grandfathers of glacial areas in Asia. Exemplifying the remote and untamed essence of the locations they inhabit, most wild male yaks live very solitary lives. However, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society, “greater yak densities [can be found] near glaciers, which often support adjacent food-rich alpine meadows.” Thus, the health of glaciers is directly linked to the health of this majestic species.

For more on the link between yaks and glaciers, read “Bhutan’s Glaciers and Yak Herds are Shrinking.”

 

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