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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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Giraffes have the same number of vertebrae in their necks as okapi and other animals do, but the bones are bigger.
Okapi calf, Usala | A rare okapi - an unusual African animal that is the closestliving relative of the giraffe - was born in May.
THE birth of a rare okapi - an unusual African animal that is the closestliving relative to the giraffe - has been caught on CCTV cameras at Chester Zoo.
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:
Kahuzi-Biega National Park and the Okapi Wildlife Reserve are both UNESCO World Heritage sites, a status that extols their unique value to all of humanity.
Kimbia the okapi, a rare animal from Africa, made her public debut Wednesday at Ueno Zoological Gardens in Tokyo.
When okapis play, they put their heads down, lean forward, and wag their tails as they run in a circle.
html) Daily Mail , the latest addition to the zoo is an okapi calf.
Usala's arrival is an important boost to the breeding programme for the endangered breed, increasing the number of okapis in zoos in the UK to 14.
The baby female okapi, named by keepers as Tafari, was born to new mum Stuma and dad, Dicky.
Also in May a young male Okapi, who keepers have named Usala, was born to mum Stuma after a 14-and-a-half-month-long pregnancy.
THE birth of a rare okapi has been caught on CCTV cameras at Chester Zoo.