Y is for Yak #atozchallenge

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A to Z April 2017  Challenge – Animals Birds & Insects Pantoum Poetry

Photo Credit A yak in the Nepalese Himalayas.

29 April 2017 – Y is for Yak

The domestic yak is a long-haired domesticated bovid descended from the wild yak
The yak is a herd animal found in the mountainous region of Central Asia
They tend to gather in herds from ten to a hundred yaks, most are females
There is a large domestic population of yaks, only a few wild yaks remaining.

The yak is a herd animal found in the mountainous region of Central Asia
Yaks are still used for transporting large loads through the mountain passes
There is a large domestic population of yaks, only a few wild yaks remaining.
Yaks are heavily built animals with a bulky frame, sturdy legs, and rounded cloven hooves

Yaks are still used for transporting large loads through the mountain passes
Extremely dense, long fur that hangs down lower than the belly to keep them warm
Yaks are heavily built animals with a bulky frame, sturdy legs, and rounded cloven hooves
They have small ears and a wide forehead, with smooth horns generally dark in color.

Extremely dense, long fur that hangs down lower than the belly to keep them warm
The tail is long and horselike rather than tufted like the tails of cattle or bison.
They have small ears and a wide forehead, with smooth horns generally dark in color.
The udder in females, scrotum in males, are small and hairy, protection against the cold.

The tail is long and horselike rather than tufted like the tails of cattle or bison.
The yak breeds in the warmer months, gestation lasts between 257 and 270 days
The >udder in females, scrotum in males, are small and hairy, protection against the cold.
The female finds a secluded spot to give birth, calf is able to walk within ten minutes of birth

The yak breeds in the warmer months, gestation lasts between 257 and 270 days
Females of both the wild and domestic forms typically give birth only once every other year
The female finds a secluded spot to give birth, calf is able to walk within ten minutes of birth
Yaks may live for more than twenty years in domestication, somewhat shorter in the wild.

Females of both the wild and domestic forms typically give birth only once every other year
They tend to gather in herds from ten to a hundred yaks, most are females
Yaks may live for more than twenty years in domestication, somewhat shorter in the wild.
The domestic yak is a long-haired domesticated bovid descended from the wild yak.

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How to write Pantoum Poetry http://shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/pantoum.html

9 thoughts on “Y is for Yak #atozchallenge

    • Thanks, Carolyn for the nice comment. I enjoyed writing the Pantoum Poetry, also learned a lot about them. Hope the weather is warmer your way than it is in NZ. Mount Taranaki has its first coat of snow on this morning, not a nice thought Winter.

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      • Elsie, it is to be 25C here in The Hunter Valley NSW. The evenings are getting down to single digits; however, the days are very Autumn-like ~ absolutely beautiful…
        It took a while; summer lasted ’til about 2-3 weeks past, but, at last, Autumn is with us! Crisp and cool then warm; unless it’s raining, of course…

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