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Okapi

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The Okapi, while resembling a Zebra, is the only mammal alive that is related to the Giraffe. They are found only in the Ituri Rainforest in Africa.
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Latin Name: Okapia johnstoni Conservation Status: Near Threatened
Distribution: Ituri Rainforest (Africa) Average Length: 2.2 m
 
The Okapi is one of the worlds strangest animals. They have a redish-brown coat, with legs and a rear end that resembles a Zebra. They are not related to the Zebra, but rather to the Giraffe. Like a Giraffe, the Okapi uses a long tongue, in some cases a 12 inch tongue, to eat leaves off of branches.
 

         
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