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#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.

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, the endangered forest giraffe of the Congo

'Red List' of Endangered Species Updated

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

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.

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 -

My husband fell in love with this animal. Looks like across between a zebra and a giraffe. Is actually a relative of the giraffe. Too cool!

My husband fell in love with this animal. Looks like across between a zebra and a giraffe. The okapi is actually a relative of the giraffe.