For his appearance in the Timeless Isle, see Niuzao (tactics).
Zao, Calfling of Niuzao

Zao, Calfling of Niuzao battle pet

Niuzao is the great Black Ox (sometimes called "The Black Yak"), ruler of Niuzao temple and a member of the August Celestials. He can be seen in Townlong Steppes on an island with a number of Pandaren sentinels protecting the temple against the Mantid whom are swarming Townlong because of their spawn coming 100 years earlier then expected.

Mists of Pandaria Edit

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Niuzao and other three Celestials opened the gate to the Vale of Eternal Blossoms.

At the conclusion of Shado-pan rep quests, Niuzao is attacked by the Shan'ze clan of Mogu led by Shan Bu during [90] Surprise Attack!. The Mogu attackers are defeated by the Shado-pan forces led by Ban Bearheart and Niuzao is freed.

He also granted his powers to the Golden Lotus warriors when the mogu invaded the vale after the death of Zhi the Harmonious.

War Crimes Edit

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Niuzao and other Celestials chose to hold a trial involving the members of the Alliance and Horde rather than sentence Garrosh Hellscream among themselves. During the trial, Niuzao took the form of a strong, muscular tauren male as a show of respect to the gathered races.

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