8 Interesting And Fascinating Facts About Okapis


Here are some interesting facts about Okapis :-

1. Location

1. The okapi is a giraffid artiodactyl mammal native to the Ituri Rainforest. It is located in Central Africa. It is most closely related to the giraffe.

2. Family

The okapi and the giraffe are the only living members of the family Giraffidae.

3. Appearance

Okapis have reddish dark backs, with striking horizontal white stripes on the front and back legs, making them resemble zebras from a distance.

4. Body Shape

The body shape is similar to that of the giraffe except neck.

5. Neck

Okapis have much shorter neck.

6. Tongue

Okapi have very long flexible tongues used to strip leaves and buds from trees.

7. Diet

Okapis are feeding on tree leaves and buds, grasses, ferns, fruits and fungi.

8. Diet Speciality

Many of the plant species on which okapis feed are poisonous to humans.

Okapi Tongue

Yummifruitbat /CC BY-SA 2.0 | Okapi Tongue

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