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Mamma okapi and her baby

While it might look like a zebra or horse, the okapi is actually the only living relative of the giraffe. A shy, reclusive forest dweller, little is known about okapis in the wild. On October mother okapi Betty gave.

Okapi mom and calf. Related to the giraffe, this endangered species comes from the Congo.

Okapi mom and calf. Related to the giraffe, this endangered species comes from the Congo. I remember in high school trying to explain to someone that these were a real animal.

"The Okapi, "Okapia johnstoni," is a giraffid artiodactyl mammal native to the Ituri Rainforest, located in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in Central Africa. Although the okapi bears striped markings reminiscent of zebras, it is most closely related to the giraffe."

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"The Okapi (Okapia johnstoni) is an herbivorous Giraffid artiodactyl mammal native to the Ituri Rainforest, located in the NE of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in Central Africa. Although the Okapi bears striped markings reminiscent of Zebras, it is most closely related to the Giraffe. The Okapi and the Giraffe are the only living members of the family Giraffidae."     (Image: "Okapi.")

They almost look photoshopped- Okapi can be found in the Congo in Central Africa and though striped like a zebra, are closely related to giraffes.

Okapi Breeding Program Succeeding at Bronx Zoo....  how funky are they!  lol

The Bronx Zoo recently displayed a okapi which looks a bit like a zebra and a horse, but this little guy is an okapi calf. Okapi are the only known releative of the Giraffe.~ OMG I Okapis!

The okapi, a rare animal that lives in the African Congo. My absolute favorite wild animal.

"The okapi, a rare animal that lives in the African Congo. My absolute favorite wild animal." Another pinner said

Curious Baby Okapi Explores Habitat for First Time at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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The Okapi, Okapia johnstoni, forest Giraffe is a giraffid artiodactyl mammal native to the Ituri Rainforest, located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in Africa. Although the okapi bears striped markings reminiscent of zebras, it is most closely related to the giraffe. The animal was brought to prominent European attention by speculation on its existence found in popular press reports covering Henry Morton Stanley's journeys in 1887. Today, about 10,000–20,000 remain in the wild

Okapi Calf born 27 June at the Denver Zoo, Colorado. (Okapi are the closest living relatives of the giraffe.) Photo provided by Denver Zoo publicity.

I want to see an okapi! They're so weirdly beautiful, and a relative of the giraffe :)

Okapi (Okapia johnstoni) (by Ungulate Dave) so majestic, and that deep velvet brown.

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