Okapi Okapia johnstoni

Okapi
Okapi
The Okapi is a strange-looking, horse-sized animal with "deer ears" and horizontal white stripes on the rear and upper legs of its velvety chocolate coat.
Okapi
Okapi
Okapi
The small horns (male) and incredibly long tongue give away its relationship to the Giraffe, despite its much shorter neck.
Okapi
Okapi tongue
Okapi
Like the Giraffe, the Okapi comes from Africa, from the Congo.
Okapi
Okapi tongue
Okapi tongue
It can reach behind its own horns with its tongue! Their long tongues help them to reach and strip leaves from trees.
Okapi
Okapi
Okapi
Okapis are forest-dwelling, solitary animals, meeting only to mate and, for the female, raise her young.
Okapi
Okapi
Okapi