Yaks can carry up to 150 pounds on their body and are vital tools and partners to those living and traveling mountainous terrains and northern latitudes.
- From main and original area of yak's habitat, the species has spread to neighboring territories.
- These areas are mostly above the tree line; no cropping; no frost-free period during any part of the year; harsh climate of cool moist summers, fridgid winters, and short grazing seasons.
- Millions of yak live, provide food, transport, shelter, and fuel where few other animals will survive.
- Chinese historians credit yak’s capacity to live in these environments for human civilizations being established and flourishing in remote areas.