But even these are inferior to the wild yak, which stands nearly 6 ft.
The horned cattle include the humped oxen and buffaloes of India, and the yak of Tibet.
A hybrid between the yak and Indian cattle, called zo, is commonly reared in Tibet and the Himalaya.
Here are to be found yak, wild asses (kyang), several varieties of deer, musk deer and Tibetan antelope (Pantholops); also wild sheep (the bharal of the Himalaya), Ovis hodgsoni and possibly Ovis poli, together with wild goats, bears (in large numbers in the north-eastern districts), leopards, otter, wolves, wild cats, foxes, marmots, squirrels, monkeys and wild dogs.
The menu includes such items as yak burgers, duck tenderloin, fried alligator and elk steak.