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Latest Okapi Stories

2014-02-21 23:01:15

Denver Zoo is celebrating the birth of a rare okapi, only the sixth birth of his species at the zoo.

Breaking Ground For The Alliance For Sustainable Wildlife
2014-01-09 12:03:46

Audubon Nature Institute and San Diego Zoo Global Break Ground for The Alliance for Sustainable Wildlife: A Conservation Alliance to Enhance the Sustainability of Threatened Animal Populations

IUCN Red List Update Includes Endangered Forest Giraffe
2013-11-27 04:43:05

Two rare African creatures – a giraffe-like mammal known as the okapi and an extremely rare bird known as the white-winged flufftail – are on the verge of extinction, according to the latest update to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species.

Ivory Poaching Causes 37 Percent Elephant Decline In Congo
2013-03-02 05:34:45

New statistics show that the elephant population in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has declined by 37 percent in the last five years.

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2011-11-11 05:31:26

Humans play a far greater role in the fate of African elephants than habitat, and human conflict in particular has a devastating impact on these largest terrestrial animals.

2009-07-09 15:54:35

The Denver Zoo has welcomed its fifth baby okapi, the first of the species to be delivered at the zoo since December 2007. The okapi, the only surviving species closely related to the giraffe, is native to the Ituri Forest in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where it is threatened by a long running civil war. The zoo announced Thursday the latest arrival, a female named Kalispell, was born June 27.

2008-10-13 00:00:16

By Jerome Taylor A Pounds 70m plan to create one of the world's most radical zoos on the outskirts of Bristol is set to do for wildlife what the Eden Project did for plantlife.

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2008-09-11 12:35:00

Researchers confirmed the discovery of an African animal so secretive it was once believed to be a mythical unicorn has been caught on camera in the wild.


Latest Okapi Reference Libraries

Okapi, Okapia johnstoni
2012-10-01 08:48:10

The okapi (Okapia johnstoni) is a species within the Giraffidae family that can be found in Central Africa. Its native range includes the Ituri Rainforest, which can be found to the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This species is most closely related to the giraffe, despite its resemblances to the zebra. Its habitat varies slightly depending on the area of its range. It occurs in swamps in the southeast, montane forests in the east, savannahs in the north, and woodlands in...

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2006-11-11 18:03:26

The Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is an African even-toed ungulate mammal, the tallest of all land-living animal species. There are more than 10,000 giraffes residing on national reservations in South Africa. Males can be 16 to 18 feet (4.8 to 5.5 meters) tall and weigh up to 3,000 pounds (1,360 kilograms). The record-sized bull was 19.2 feet (5.87 m) tall and weighed approximately 4,400 lbs (2,000 kg.). Females are generally slightly shorter and weigh less. The giraffe is related to...

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