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Urist likes yaks for their shaggy hair.

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 200

· Grazer · Milkable · Breeding

Not hunting/war trainable 

Child: 70,000 cm3
Adolescent: 350,000 cm3
Adult: 700,000 cm3

Adult at: 1
Max age: 10-25
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 13-21
Fat 8-9
Brain 1
Heart 1
Lungs 2
Intestines 2
Liver 1
Kidneys 2
Tripe 1
Sweetbread 1
Eyes 2
Spleen 1

Raw materials

Bones 16
Skull 1
Hooves 4
Horns 2
Skin Raw hide

Wikipedia article

This article is about the current version of DF.
A large mammalian herbivore. It has long fur and curving horns. It can be found in the mountains.

Yaks are large, milkable domestic animals. They can serve as pack animals and are a common sight in merchant caravans. They may be either brought on embark or found in wild populations in mountains. The males of the species are known as yak bulls, while the females are known as yak cows.

Yaks are the second largest of all domestic livestock (losing only to water buffalos), making them one of the best domestic creatures for a food industry. They provide significant food, fat and bones when butchered, and also serve as a source of horns.

Some dwarves like yaks for their shaggy hair.

Some Yaks are dumber than dwarves, there are rumors about yaks climbing the trees and then starving to death while unable to get down.

Admired for its shaggy hair.
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