Yak facts for kids learning English

Yak Facts

resources for kids learning English

Did you know?

Yaks originate in the Himalayan Mountains, and have been domesticated for about 5000 years.

Animal facts for kids learning English

Yaks have great balance and never fall down. People use them for packing, riding, milking, clothing, ropes, tents, fuel for the fire, and meat.

English teaching resources: animal readers

Only a few hundred yaks are left in the wild. Wild and tame yaks don't like each other. If they meet, the wild ones may attack.

Fun facts about the animals

Domestic yaks come in a variety colours from white to brown. Their fur is thick. They can easily live in temperatures as low as 40 degrees below zero.

ABC animals: yak

Yaks are intelligent animals each with its own personality. They learn to come when called and have highly developed sense of sight and hearing.

Fun animal facts for ESL kids

Yaks weigh about 100 kg. They eat grass, shrubs, herbs, lichens, leaves, twigs, grain, and hay.

Learning English in a fun way

Yaks generally live 20 - 25 years. They make a grounting sound when agitated, hungry, or calling their calves.

Printable resources

Animal facts printables English ABC printables

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Time for a Rhyme

Yickity-yackity, yickity-yak,
The yak has a scriffily,
Scraffily back.
Some yaks are brown yaks
And some yaks are black,
Yickity-yackity, yickity-yak.
The yak is all covered
With shiggildy-shag.

Yak fun facts for kids learning English