#Okapi by rccphoto, via Flickr Even though they look a lot like Zebras they are actually related to the Giraffe

#Okapi by rccphoto, via Flickr Even though they look a lot like Zebras they are actually related to the Giraffe

Okapi, Okapia Johnstoni, White Oak Conservation Center, Florida

Okapi, Okapia Johnstoni, White Oak Conservation Center, Florida

Okapi mom and calf. Related to the giraffe, this endangered species comes from the Congo.

Okapi mom and calf. Related to the giraffe, this endangered species comes from the Congo.

Brookfield Zoo, in Chicago, Illinois, is excited to share photos of ‘Will’, a male Okapi born at the zoo on April 21. Born to first-time mom, ‘Augusta K.’, Will is currently behind the scenes, but he can be seen via a live video feed that is set up in the zoo’s “Habitat Africa! The Forest”. Check out ZooBorns to learn more and see more! http://www.zooborns.com/zooborns/2015/05/brookfield-zoo-shares-photos-of-newest-okapi.html

Brookfield Zoo, in Chicago, Illinois, is excited to share photos of ‘Will’, a male Okapi born at the zoo on April 21. Born to first-time mom, ‘Augusta K.’, Will is currently behind the scenes, but he can be seen via a live video feed that is set up in the zoo’s “Habitat Africa! The Forest”. Check out ZooBorns to learn more and see more! http://www.zooborns.com/zooborns/2015/05/brookfield-zoo-shares-photos-of-newest-okapi.html

Okapi, the endangered forest giraffe of the Congo

'Red List' of Endangered Species Updated

A sweet Okapi.  Even though they look a lot like Zebras they are actually related to the Giraffe.

A sweet Okapi. Even though they look a lot like Zebras they are actually related to the Giraffe.

Okapi | Although it is striped like a zebra, the okapi is mo… | Flickr

Okapi | Although it is striped like a zebra, the okapi is mo… | Flickr

okapi and giraffe. An okapi is kind of like a type of antelope and has similarities of giraffes and zebras. Only the two best animals in Africa ever that aren't cats ;)

okapi and giraffe. An okapi is kind of like a type of antelope and has similarities of giraffes and zebras. Only the two best animals in Africa ever that aren't cats ;)

Family Giraffidae (Giraffe and Okapi) - plate from "The Handbook of Mammals of the World Volume 2"

Family Giraffidae (Giraffe and Okapi) - plate from "The Handbook of Mammals of the World Volume 2"

Bongo (Tragelaphus eurycerus) Endangered - Red List of endangered species

Bongo (Tragelaphus eurycerus) Endangered - Red List of endangered species

The Okapi and the giraffe are the only living members of the family Giraffidae.  The stripes are believed to aid young Okapis in following their mother through the thick vegetation of the rainforest.

The Okapi and the giraffe are the only living members of the family Giraffidae. The stripes are believed to aid young Okapis in following their mother through the thick vegetation of the rainforest.

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