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Animal columnist Amy Engle lives in New Mexico, where she writes poetry and contributes to various niche magazines.

LaMancha Goats

A white LaMancha goat with little nibs for ears stares directly into the camera.

Origin LaMancha goats are easy to recognize, what with those cute little ears, but the exact origin of the breed is not easily traceable. The La Mancha region of south-central Spain seems the most likely source of what we know today as the American LaMancha. Although shepherds in this region had no official name for […]

Domestic Yak

Three yak (two black, one tan) graze on a grassy plain

The domestic yak is one of the bovine family’s most ancient members, and produces rich, cream-heavy milk for making butter, yogurt, and dried smoked cheese

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