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Yaks are used as draft, meat, and dairy animals. Yak physiology is well adapted to high altitudes, having larger lungs and heart than cattle, as well as greater capacity for transporting oxygen through their blood. Yaks transport goods across mountain passes for local farmers and traders.

In Nepal domestic cattle are crossbred with yaks.Crossbred females are an important source of milk and dairy products. Since males cannot be used for breeding, they are used as draught animals or are slaughtered for meat. These hybrids are very suitable for work as they are easily tamed.

yak/cattle hybrid,
Himalayas

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