Meet Everest and Tinley, the 2 newest additions to the Milwaukee County Zoo

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee County Zoo is welcoming two new residents, Tinley and Everest. They're the first yaks the zoo has ever had, and the zookeepers say they're acclimating well. 

"They were running around," said Ray Hren, describing the yaks. 

The two female yaks have been at the zoo for a week now. 

"They're suited for our Wisconsin winters, especially a cold day like today," said Hren. "They do quite fine. They stay outside year-round."

Once you get to know them, they're easy to tell apart, as they both have distinct features. 

Tinley is just seven years old. She has a white spot on her forehead. 

"Tinley has the different horns," said Hren. "One goes up and one goes down. And she's the older of the two." 

Tinley is 13 years old. 

While zookeepers get to know Everest and Tinley, they are also keeping their distance and letting them get used to their new home. 

"Everest seems to be more of the dominant of the two, she kind of has taken the yak shack to herself, " said Hren, of his observations. "Tinley is a little more shy. Those are some of the personalities I'm seeing come out." 

The zoo plans for the yaks to stay until at least February 2023, but they will eventually return to their permanent home at the Lake Geneva Safari Park. 

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