Okapi – Related to the Giraffe

Saw this animal, the Okapi for the first time at a zoo. Its coat is a deep brown, almost purplish. I also was shown the skull of this animal compared to a giraffe and you can see the similarity, although its not as huge, nor does it have as long a neck; However, the small horns are very similar.


The okapi is native to the Ituri Rainforest in central Africa. I has stripes on its rear similar to the zebra, but its closest living relative to the giraffe. It’s the last major mammal discovered by humans (discovered in 1901).

Comments -49-0 of 2 to “Okapi – Related to the Giraffe”

  1. -49 · Raisa Sufia says:

    nice photograhy

  2. -48 · Anonymous says:

    weird and unusaual animal

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