Okapi Pictures (Okapia johnstoni). Okapis are endangered.
Species: Okapis scientific name is Johnstoni.
Lifespan: The average lifespan of an Okapi is 20-30 years.
Size & Weight: The female Okapi are larger than the males! Male Okapi are 450-650lbs, females are 500-770 lbs!
Habitat: Okapi live in the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa and reside within the tropical rain forests.
Diet: Okapi are grazers and eat leaves, twigs, and fruit! They have also been seen eating clay and burnt charcoal, which may be a way for them to get minerals in their diet.
Family Life: Okapis are normally solitary animals. They can be seen together when a mother is caring for her calf, or during mating season. Suring mating season, the normally quiet female Okapi calls out for a mate. Once mating is through, the male and female Okapi go there seperate ways and are solitary once again.
The Okapi is the only living relative of the Giraffe!
Leopards are the main predator of the Okapi!