Video: It’s not everyday you see a Tibetan yak roaming the streets of Leeds

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It’s not every day you see a huge Tibetan yak roaming the streets of Leeds.

But surprised passers-by were in for a treat when the massive mammal made an appearance outside Leeds City Museum.

Staff from Leeds City Museum, have been forced to empty one of their collections containing a Tibetan Yak, Giant Panda, Polar Bear, Northern Bluefin Tuna, Great Green Macaw, Kakapo and other items due to a moth infestation. Picture by James Hardisty.

Staff from Leeds City Museum, have been forced to empty one of their collections containing a Tibetan Yak, Giant Panda, Polar Bear, Northern Bluefin Tuna, Great Green Macaw, Kakapo and other items due to a moth infestation. Picture by James Hardisty.

The three-metre yak was among some of the exhibits to be whisked away for a deep freeze to help with conservation work.

Routine monitoring by the museum team discovered moth larvae in the yak’s case- an insect which feeds on natural fibres including fur and feathers.

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