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

The okapi is a 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 similar to zebra, it is most closely related to the giraffe.

The Forest Giraffe - The only known living relative of the giraffe, the Okapi Johnstoni of Central Africa.  Looks like the head of a giraffe, body of a horse and legs of a zebra!

The okapi is a giraffid artiodactyl mammal native to the Ituri Rainforest, in the NE of the Congo in Central Africa. Although the okapi bears striped markings reminiscent of zebras, it is most closely related to the giraffe.

© Photograph by Art Wolfe / Location: Amazon rainforest on border of Venezuela & Brazil (Yanomamo tribe)

Yanomamo girl with blue-headed parrot, Parima Tapirapeco National Park, Venezuela by Art Wolfe

History (weeks 14-17) Geography: S. America, Mesoamerica, Africa, S. Asia    Interactive Map of Rainforests and Jungles. Click on the areas and more information will pull up. Real pictures of each area, also.

The dark green areas are where the Rainforests are located - click and information pages with pictures come up

Now live your childhood Jungle Book dreams at the Soneva Kiri resort in Thailand, where their Treepod Dining experience promises an astounding meal.   Located on the remote Thai island of Kood, the resort features 42 resort villa and 21 private residences spanning 150 acres of beach and tropical rainforest.

Soneva Kiri resort, Thailand, Their Treepod Dining experience promises an astounding meal. Located on the remote Thai island of Kood, the resort features 42 resort villa and 21 private residences spanning 150 acres of beach and tropical 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.

The Okapi and the giraffe are the only living members of the family Giraffidae…

An Off-the-Grid Home Appropriate to its Stunning Rainforest Location

This off-the-grid home is close to the beach in the Daintree Rainforest — an ancient ecosystem deserving a thoughtful approach to site.

Queensland Brides: Rainforest locations in QLD perfect for weddings

With romance part of the scenery, Walkabout Creek creates the ideal backdrop to your special day that few Brisbane wedding venues can match.

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