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.
The small horns (male) and incredibly long tongue give away its relationship to the Giraffe, despite its much shorter neck.
Like the Giraffe, the Okapi comes from Africa, from the Congo.
It can reach behind its own horns with its tongue! Their long tongues help them to reach and strip leaves from trees.
Okapis are forest-dwelling, solitary animals, meeting only to mate and, for the female, raise her young.