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Okapis, Okapi Pictures

Okapi Closeup


Okapi Closeup

Okapi Closeup

Okapi


Okapi
Okapi
Okapi
Okapi Pictures (Okapia johnstoni). Okapis are endangered.

Animal: Okapi

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.

*Fun Facts*

  • The Okapi is the only living relative of the Giraffe!
  • Leopards are the main predator of the Okapi!