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

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.

Okapi feeding by Klaus Gierden ~ Although well known to Egyptians in ancient times, and to pygmies since prehistory, the Okapi’s existence was only confirmed and accepted by western science in the 20th century. At first, scientists thought it was some kind of forest dwelling zebra, but now it is known to be the closest and only living relative to the giraffe! ~ Miks' Pics "Animals lll" board @ http://www.pinterest.com/msmgish/animals-lll/

Okapi feeding by Klaus Gierden ~ Although well known to Egyptians in ancient times, and to pygmies since prehistory, the Okapi’s existence was only confirmed and accepted by western science in the 20th century. At first, scientists thought it was some kind of forest dwelling zebra, but now it is known to be the closest and only living relative to the giraffe! ~ Miks' Pics "Animals lll" board @ http://www.pinterest.com/msmgish/animals-lll/

Okapi in Epulu, Congo by teresehart, via Flickr. Its closest relative is the giraffe, not the zebra as it may seem :)

Okapi in Epulu, Congo by teresehart, via Flickr. Its closest relative is the giraffe, not the zebra as it may seem :)

okapi and giraffe. An okapi is kind of like a type of antelope and has similarities of giraffes and zebras. Only the two best animals in Africa ever that aren't cats ;)

okapi and giraffe. An okapi is kind of like a type of antelope and has similarities of giraffes and zebras. Only the two best animals in Africa ever that aren't cats ;)

What are you staring at? OKAPI <3 Always my favorite animal to see at the zoo.

What are you staring at? OKAPI <3 Always my favorite animal to see at the zoo.

Okapi, which resembles both a zebra and a giraffe, is most closely related to the giraffe.  They are herbivores and live in the rainforests of central Africa.

Okapi, which resembles both a zebra and a giraffe, is most closely related to the giraffe. They are herbivores and live in the rainforests of central Africa.

Following a devastating blow to Okapi conservation efforts this summer, a ray of hope arrived for this threatened species:  a healthy Okapi calf was born on September 15 at the Antwerp Zoo.

Following a devastating blow to Okapi conservation efforts this summer, a ray of hope arrived for this threatened species: a healthy Okapi calf was born on September 15 at the Antwerp Zoo.

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