okapi


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okapi

a member of the giraffe family Giraffidae, but with short legs and neck. It has a similar head, face and lips to the giraffe, is about 5 ft tall at the withers and has horizontal stripes on its hindquarters and limbs. Called also Okapia johnstoni.
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In one day, okapis will travel up to a half-mile in search of food.
Keepers hope the new calf will make its debut in the zoo's Secret World of the Okapi exhibit, which aims to raise the profile of the species and awareness of the threats it faces, later this month.
Antwerp Zoo's head keeper of mammals, Patrick Immens, said father okapi Libembe quickly lost interest in Hakima, but the two still found time to conceive Mchawi:
Surveys conducted within the Okapi for the Wildlife Conservation Society between 1995 and 2006 showed major drops in all populations of antelope, the most commonly hunted bushmeat animal.
046] and Okapi cultivars by increasing salinity might have a significant value for salt tolerance of this cultivars, as it was suggested in other species [3,44,14].
The shortage of game elsewhere is part of what makes the Okapi Reserve so valuable and so attractive to traders looking for bushmeat.
We have decided to make mass graves because most of the bodies are completely burnt and are not identifiable, and also to prevent the corpses from decomposing" Jean-Claude Kibala Nkolde, the deputy provincial governor, told Radio Okapi.
In section 8, we compared our model with two probabilistic IR models, which are vector space model (VSM) with new weightings, and Okapi model.
The shy okapi was believed to be extinct as it has not been seen since 1959.
Hours later we were at the San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park, mingling with white rhino, giraffe, eland, okapi, and, of course, impala.
Ewango, of Epulu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, who protected the Okapi Faunal Reserve through years of civil war.
Additional animals in this exhibit will include okapi and African flamingos.