The yan is a type of large cattle that inhabits areas of Ilefain. The yan is far larger than most cattle with a shoulder height of six and a half feet, weighing over 2,000 pounds.

They prefer swampy and wet wooded areas and can swim for short distances enabling them to inhabit islands within their range. Their diet is consisted of green grass and leaves with occasional tree fruits.



The horns are slate-grey in young animals, and become whitish with black tips in adulthood.

They have a distinctive call, after which they are named.


The Yan is formerly used as a draft animal, principally in agriculture and forestry, but also for haulage work, for example in quarries. They are used for plowing, for transport (pulling carts, hauling wagons and even riding), for threshing grain by trampling, and for powering machines that grind grain or supply irrigation among other purposes. Yan may be also used to skid logs in forests, particularly in low-impact, select-cut logging.

Yan can pull heavier loads, and pull for a longer period of time than horses depending on weather conditions.

It is also raised for meat.

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