#Okapi by rccphoto, via Flickr Even though they look a lot like Zebras they are actually related to the Giraffe

Okapi by rccphoto, Even though they look a lot like Zebras they are actually related to the Giraffe

Okapi, Okapia Johnstoni, White Oak Conservation Center, Florida

Okapi, Okapia Johnstoni, White Oak Conservation Center, Florida this is my FAVORITE animal!

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

The Okapi, Okapia johnstoniThe Okapi is a giraffid native to the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Central Africa. Although the Okapi bears striped markings reminiscent of zebras,.

Okapi | Although it is striped like a zebra, the okapi is mo… | Flickr

Although it is striped like a zebra, the okapi is most closely related to a giraffe.

beautiful baby okapi looks angry

A Eastern Bongo calf romps around at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo. by William West / AFP - Getty Images ”

Okapi.

Okapi, also known as the forest giraffe or zebra giraffe. The okapi and the giraffe are the only living members of the family Giraffidae

Europeans, however, didn’t believe the pygmies’ stories; they considered the okapi to be a mythical creature, and even called it “The African Unicorn”!

Okapi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa. Although okapi are not Endangered, they are listed as Near Threatened. The biggest problems are habitat destruction and the upheavals of recent years in the Congo area.

Bongo (Tragelaphus eurycerus) Endangered - Red List of endangered species

Bongo (Tragelaphus eurycerus) - the largest of the African forest antelope species - Endangered - Red List of endangered species

Family Giraffidae (Giraffe and Okapi) - plate from "The Handbook of Mammals of the World Volume 2"

Plate 53 of Volume 2 Family Giraffidae (Giraffe and Okapi) Author: Toni Llobet Volume: Handbook of the Mammals of the World -

Okapi, the endangered forest giraffe of the Congo

'Red List' of Endangered Species Updated

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