Latin name: Bos mutus

An Exceptional Winter Coat!

  • Insulated by a very dense woolly fur, it can withstand cold temperatures of up to -40°C . It is so efficient at heat conservation that the snow does not even melt under it when lying down. 
  • It has a rough tongue that comes in very handy when scraping  encrusted lichen from surfaces, which it eats at high altitudes when vegetation becomes rare. 
  • The female gives birth to one calf at a time, every two years. Young yaks are able to stand only a few minutes after birth; they are occasionally preyed upon by the Tibetan wolves.
  • The yak is a very precious animal to the Tibetan people; its wool is used to make blankets and clothes, its meat is tender and lean, its milk is of excellent quality and they use its excrements for fuel!
  • The wild species is protected, but has nevertheless undergone a decline in the past 30 years. For its part, the domestic population is composed of nearly 12 million individuals.
  • Distribution Tibet, Nepal
  • Habitat Desert plateaus
  • Diet Herbivore
  • Status Vulnerable
  • Zoo Zone Asia

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It's the 3rd year in a row that my family and I visit this Zoo. Even though it was during the busiest day they had this year, we were able to visit everything and fully enjoy the experience. Don't forget to bring your bathing suit cause they have an amazing wave pool!

Éric Trudel

A good place for family outing with zoo, water park and rides all at one place. All the attractions are conveniently placed very close to each other. Food court is good too and you can also bring in your lunch.

Anand Bharadwaj Aryasomayajula

What a great time. Would definitely go again. The zoo care takers are amazing at what they do and so friendly. I would recommend if you have never gone it's a bucket list. Oh and don't forget to go and pet the sting rays.

Jamie Krichtoff

Our family absolutely enjoyed our day! There was so much to do! Park was very clean and staff was very friendly and helpful with any questions!!! We plan on going next year and making it a weekend trip so that we can enjoy the whole park!

Crystal Wilson

Amazing place. Perfect for the whole family. They constantly improve their environments and animals collection.

Boris Kosov

Amazing place to take the family! Lots of animals to see, amazing water park and fun rides. Great packages available with hotels close by for out of town visitors. Highly recommend!

Paul Winch

We had an excellent time! We have not been in over 10 years and are so glad we went! The park is clean. The food was well priced for a theme park. We loved the Dinozoo! We have terrible French speaking abilities but appreciated your courteous and friendly staff, we felt welcome!

Bonnie Diane

First time visiting here on our annual summer week in Québec. We went for the 2 day family pass, and had an amazing time. The 2 days allowed us to take our time around the park, and gave plenty of time as well for cooling off at the Amazoo. We'll definitely come back!

JR Bélanger

Our whole family attended yesterday. It was absolutely spectacular. We had a fantastic time! Thanks for the memories!

Samantha Hope

We love going to the zoo. (…) Most of the animals were out and the grandkids were thrilled. I'd never been to the Dinozoo before and I thought it was pretty cool especially with the movement and sounds. The design is great in that it's seperated and all goes back to the center.

Stephen Eyton-Jones

I had an amazing time here with my family! My kids absolutely loved it. Amazing experience :)

Mario Sevo