Visit two herds of yaks in the Colorado high country. One herd is based in Ouray, the other one near Ridgway. Yaks are very social animals and are often used as pack animals.
Ruth Higdon watches Johnson the bull yak of the herd.
Naks, the female of the species, and calves hangout is tall grass in Ridgway.
Peter Hackett brushes Johnson the herd’s bull.
Ruth Higdon holds one of the calves. The animals are very social and often used as pack animals.
Doctors Ruth Higdon and Peter Hackett with Johnson.
Johnson, the herds bull, catches the scent of some of the naks.
The Herd hangs out in a grove of cottonwood trees.
Ruth Higdon with Johnson.
Patty Yaks, a prize winning herd, near Ouray comes to the barn.
DeGrey Phillips pets one of the calves in the Patty Yaks herd.
Three Patty Yaks calves are very curious.
The Patty Yaks bull.
Peter Hackett, Johnson and Ruth Higdon on their ranch south of Ridgway.
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