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    Okapi, Top 10 Rare Animals - Is it a giraffe? Is it a zebra? Is it a ziraffe? A gebra? It’s an Okapi! Ever heard of it? Apparently, the Okapi’s history reaches back to ancient Egypt, where carvings have since been found. In Europe and Africa, prior to the 20th century, there existed legends of an “African unicorn.” Today, that animal is thought to be the Okapi. Read more:

  • Shelly Jhonson

    The okapi, a zebra-like relative of the giraffe and national symbol of the Congo, is now considered endangered, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), which released its twice-yearly update of its seminal Red List of Threatened Species. The revised list also reflected the further endangerment of the sub-Saharan white-winged flufftail -- one of Africa's rarest birds. The IUCN said both endangered species are "on the brink of extinction."

  • Moonlit Memory

    Okapi are the giraffes only relative. They have tongues long enough to lick their ears! They are solitary, wary, and live in isolated rainforests in central Africa. Because of this, a sighting of one is rare and there are only 155 in zoos around the world. They are around 5-feet at the shoulders and weigh 500-700 pounds, with the females being larger than the males. According to the San Diego Zoo, Okapi have a fondness for onions. Photo by Charles Miller.

  • Ashlie Green

    Okapi. Wikipedia says: "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.">>>>>>>> The Okapi (Okapia Johnstoni) is one of my many favorite animals. I love to confuse people when I tell them my favorite animal is the Okapi. The Okapi ha been found in some Ancient Egypt pictures, then was recently found.

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