These three poorly-looking young Yakutian cows are big news in Russia. No kidding. They were lost in the autumn near the settlement of Sakkyryr in Eveno-Bytantaysky National District of North Yakutia, Russia, and managed to survive in taiga in extremely cold weather and got back home alive.

The total population of Yakutian cow (purebred indigenous species) is as low as 2500 heads. More than 2,000 inhabit in Eveno-Bytantaysky National District (the Arctic Zone of Yakutia, Siberia / Russia). Cattle is lead to ponds even at -50C and there were no one got udder frostbitten. A purebred Yakutian cow might provide up to 2236 litre of milk a year. Its milk’s average fat content is about 5.6 %. Some cow might have even 11%. To compare, here is the fact. The average fatness of Kholmogorsky cows’…