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.

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

Okapi: Although it is striped like a zebra, the okapi is most closely 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! it's like God put pieces together!

Brookfield Zoo, in Chicago, Illinois, is excited to share photos of ‘Will’, a male Okapi born at the zoo on April 21. Born to first-time mom, ‘Augusta K.’, Will is currently behind the scenes, but he can be seen via a live video feed that is set up in the zoo’s “Habitat Africa! The Forest”. Check out ZooBorns to learn more and see more! http://www.zooborns.com/zooborns/2015/05/brookfield-zoo-shares-photos-of-newest-okapi.html

Brookfield Zoo, in Chicago, Illinois, is excited to share photos of ‘Will’, a…

The San Diego Zoo recently welcomed a handsome new resident. Okapi mom, Mbaya, gave birth to her first calf. Only a few zoos in the United States house the endangered Okapi, and four-week-old Mosi (MO-see) became the first of his species to be born at the San Diego Zoo in four years.

The San Diego Zoo recently welcomed a handsome new resident. Okapi mom, Mbaya, gave birth to her first calf. Only a few zoos in the United States house the endangered Okapi, and four-week-old Mosi (MO-see) became the first of his species to be born at the San Diego Zoo in four years.

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

Okapi, the endangered forest giraffe of the Congo

Okapi, the endangered forest giraffe of the Congo

Okapi, the endangered forest giraffe of the Congo is my favorite mammal, 7000 times 7000 more worth than than males in the human species.

Family Giraffidae (Giraffe and Okapi); I knew okapi were part of the giraffe family but I didn't know there were so manny giraffes...

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

The okapi’s dark tongue is long enough to reach its eyes & ears. #WorldOkapiDay (photo: Mike Wilson)

sdzoo: “The okapi’s dark tongue is long enough to reach its eyes & ears.

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