Okapi

Okapi
Kingdom
  Animal
Class
  Mammal
Species
  Okapi

 
Status
  Near Threatened
Added by
  JindoJeff - cheetah
Date Updated
  Mon Apr 6 19:49:52 2015
Image Credit
  JindoJeff
Image Comment
  -
Image From
  Brookfield Zoo
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Okapi Facts & Trivia for kids

  • Although the okapi has markings like a zebra, it is most closely related to the giraffe.
  • Okapi live in the rainforests in Central Africa.
  • As of 2011 there were approximately 10,00020,000 Okapi in the wild.
  • The tongue of the Okapi is long enough for the animal to wash its eyelids and clean its ears.
  • Okapi are not social animals. They prefer to live in large, secluded areas.
  • Male Okapis have short, skin-covered horns.
  • Okapi have long (13-14 inch) tongues that are bluish in color.
  • Okapi mark their territory using scent glands on each foot that produce a tar-like substance.
  • Okapi have an oily, velvety fur coat that repels water.
  • Okapi are herbivores that eat many plants that are poisonous to humans.
  • Wild Okapi are threatened by habitat destruction and poaching.
  • Okapi were first discovered in 1901 in the rainforest of Central Africa.

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