Death of Domestic Yaks

May 15, 20196 days 00
  • At least 300 yaks (Bos grunniens) have starved to death in the Mukuthang valley in Sikkim after getting trapped by heavy snowfall.
  • While between 10 and 15 yaks usually die each year this year’s toll is the highest on record.
  • Yaks are a source of local milk, milk products, transportation and wool in the Himalayan region, Tibetan plateau and as far as Mongolia.

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