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  • Holly Kaminski

    Okapi! I used to love the shit out of these when I was growing up. I was such an animal nerd. It makes me sad I didn't pursue such a career in college. Then I see what happened at the Pittsburgh Zoo & know my heart could never take it. ♥ Respect all wild animals. They are capable of far more than you realize despite size and species.

  • Jools Read

    Okapi by Steve J ... It looks like a zebra cross, but its closest relative is a giraffe. Okapis are native to the Congo. WOW. BEAUTIFUL ANIMAL

  • Kimberly Thurston

    ♂ wildlife photography #animals brown zebra lol, this is an okapi. NOT a "brown zebra."

  • Christian Smith

    Okari | not a Zebra relative but a Giraffe relative | lives in high altitudes in the rain forests of Congo, in central Africa. It was only discovered by scientists in 1901. With white-and-black stripes on its legs, it was first thought to be some kind of a rainforest zebra or a forest-dwelling horse. ~~ all this information and all I'm thinking is "striped butt!"

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The Okari. Not a Zebra relative but a Giraffe relative | lives in high altitudes in the rain forests of Congo, in central Africa. It was only discovered by scientists in 1901. With white-and-black stripes on its legs, it was first thought to be some kind of a rainforest zebra or a forest-dwelling horse.

Okapi Legs by MrManFitz, via Flickr

Okapi a giraffid artiodactyl mammal native to the Ituri Rainforest, located in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in Central Africa

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

okapi - 1 of my all time favorite wild animals - I would spend lots of time watching them @ the Wild Animal Park - ask my children!

The Okapi, Okapia johnstoni, forest Giraffe is a giraffid artiodactyl mammal native to the Ituri Rainforest, located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in Africa. Although the okapi bears striped markings reminiscent of zebras, it is most closely related to the giraffe. The animal was brought to prominent European attention by speculation on its existence found in popular press reports covering Henry Morton Stanley's journeys in 1887. Today, about 10,000–20,000 remain in the wild

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 @ www.pinterest.com...

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Okapi - my daughter-in-law's favorite animal, she's got a great collection of toy ones & drawings

"The Okapi, "Okapia johnstoni," is a giraffid artiodactyl mammal 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."