Four large ungulates occur in this area including Tibetan antelope (Pantholops hodgsonii), Tibetan gazelle (Procapra picticaudata), Kiang (Equus kiang) and Wild Yak
The wild yak
is so rare that I had to wait three decades before I saw another one.
1 As the remote Tibetan Plateau rapidly warms, female wild yaks
are forced onto steeper and steeper terrain.
Apart from the pashmina goats in Ladakh, Spalbar said another 100,000 sheep, cows and wild yaks
were also at risk of perishing because of the snowfall.
15pm: A look at the Tibetan plateau, an area the size of Western Europe which is home to brown bears, wild yaks
, giant sheep and snow leopards.
Not to say that the gentlemen (and lady) in Wild Yaks
are beastly, but they do often sound like they belong in the wilderness with all that howling on this live version of "I'm a Fool.
When Wild Yaks
talk music, they do it the same way they play it: unpunctuated, in a downhill frenzy and with their testicles squarely on the table.