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Domestic yak

Bos grunniens

Description:

This was a beautiful specimen at the Game Farm. It is suggested that the American Bison is related to the Tibetan Yak. This theory is strengthened by the fact that close fossil relatives of the yak, such as Bos baikalensis, have been found in eastern Russia, suggesting a possible route by which yak-like ancestors of the modern American bison could have entered the Americas.

Habitat:

Spotted at the Olympic Game Farm in Sequim, Washington.


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4 Comments

Brian38
Brian38 3 weeks ago

Look at your pictures carefully! You will be amazed at the organisms you might discover that you didn't know were their when you took the picture.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 3 weeks ago

You’ve summarized it perfectly. Almost everything there is alive; you just have to look carefully. I tried to find a sea cave but the tide wasn’t low enough to reveal them, lol. As you can tell, I had fun looking around! Just wish I had more time.

A retired couple from Canada came to explore Tongue Point too, based on a recommendation from their daughter, who is a marine biologist.

Brian38
Brian38 3 weeks ago

Mauna that's awesome that you got the opportunity to go there! I hope you were able to find something that you will post from there. I know an hour isn't much time. The hard thing is when you first get there it is easy to feel overwhelmed.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 3 weeks ago

Dang, I should’ve stopped here on my WA trip! I did, however, get the chance to stop at Tongue Point for an hour. You *may* have heard of that place. 😌

Brian38
Spotted by
Brian38

Washington, USA

Lat: 48.13, Long: -123.15

Spotted on Apr 8, 2019
Submitted on Jun 23, 2019

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