Yak: the soul of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

2018-07-17 11:30:00 | From:China Tibet Online

As a Tibetan folk song goes, "the yak's head turned into a mountain, the yak's skin turned into the land, and the yak's tail turned into a river." In a bold and hyperbolic imagination, the yak has obviously become the soul of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Then, why are yaks so important to Tibetans?

A yak looks similar to a common cow, but it has many of its own features. Yaks are big and fierce, and their bodies are strong. They give people the feeling of being tough and powerful. Most yaks have brown-black fur, and all-white yaks are the rarest. Because of their small number, Tibetans think of white yaks as "nobles".

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