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February 2, 2022, 10:34


“Active citizens” were invited to participate in choosing a name for a baby yak, who was born in early December at the Center for the Reproduction of Rare Animal Species of the Moscow Zoo.

Now the calf is already briskly running around the enclosure. This is a female, which has a black and white color, she has a tail, belly and white knee socks on her hind legs.

Users can suggest their own version of the name or choose from three available. For example, it is proposed to name the baby Asterisk because of the white spot on the forehead. Elsa is a reference to the popular cartoon Frozen, because on the birthday of the yak, the enclosure was covered with snow. The name Fekla was suggested by the press service of the zoo.

Yak parents are named Cora and Michael. Mom carefully watches the calf: if the daughter runs far away, then Cora starts to worry, approaches her or calls with her voice.

Domestic yak belongs to the species of artiodactyls from the genus of real bulls. Jacobs were domesticated at the beginning of the 1st century BC. They are used as pack animals, as well as for milk and wool. The main visual feature of yaks is thick long hair hanging below the belly. The weight of males can reach 500 kilograms, and females – 330 kilograms.

Previously, Active Citizen participants have already chosen names for animals from the Moscow Zoo twice. The polar bear, which was rescued by gold miners on Bolshevik Island in the Krasnoyarsk Territory, was named Khatanga by the residents of the capital. And another bear cub, which was evacuated from Yakutia, was given the name Tompa. These votes received a huge response.

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