Mongolia has the second highest yak population in the world after China – this domesticated wild animal is celebrated every year by way of the Mongolian Yak Festival.
The animal has great value for nomadic breeders. It has many uses and is necessary for the development of farms.
The yak can carry equipment on its back or pull a cart. Its wool is used for making clothes, and, as with some animals, its meat and milk are eaten and drunk.
During the festive fun, yak-related activities include yak wrangling, yak rodeo, yak cheese-tasting, as well as the main event, a yak race across the grassland.