Wildlife Category: Giraffe and Okapi

Okapi Okapi


The okapi is perhaps the most unique large mammal in the world.  First described by western scientists in 1902, the okapi is a forest giraffe species that lives in the rainforests found only in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Central Africa.  Feeding on a large variety of plants, the okapi are specialized leaf-eaters…



Giraffes are predominantly found in open scrub areas. The males can weigh up to 2,000 lbs, reaching 15-18 ft.; Females – 1,200 lbs, 16-17 ft. Their diet consists of leaves and shoots of trees, their favorite trees are various species of Acacia. The name Giraffe is derived from the Arabic ‘Azarafah’ (one who walks swiftly, gracefully)….

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