Scientific Name: Bos grunniens Linn
Common Name: Yak, Chamarah (Sanskrit)
Distribution: Throughout the Himalayan region, Primarily Ladakh (Jammu & Kashmir)
Conservation Status: Vulnerable

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In Religion and Mythology​

While the yak itself is not sacred, its bushy tail is in great demand as a fly whisk (fan) in many Buddhist monasteries of Ladakh and Tibet, and north Indian temples and palaces.

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