/r/OkapiParadise

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A subreddit devoted entirely to the okapi - a ungulate mammal related to the giraffes, and native to central Africa.

/r/OkapiParadise

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The Okapi: A Forest Dwelling Mystery

https://toutleworld.com/the-okapi-africas-elusive-forest-dweller/

Discover the fascinating story of the Okapi, a rare artiodactyl mammal found only in central Africa. This video explores the discovery of the Okapi in 1901 by British explorer Sir Harry Johnston and its taxonomic name, Okapia johnstoni. For generations, native pygmies in central Africa had known about this animal, believed to be a type of horse. However, it was later revealed that the Okapi is actually a forest-dwelling relative of the giraffe. Join us as we delve into the mysterious world of the Okapi and uncover its intriguing secrets.

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2024/01/05
03:12 UTC

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An okapi at Mulhouse Zoological and Botanical Park, France. Photo by Sébastien Bozon

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2020/09/04
16:58 UTC

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Lovely lady at Animal Kingdom ♥️

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2020/03/06
01:59 UTC

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Zuri is a bit thirsty

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2019/11/25
22:07 UTC

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Thirsty little Zuri from the Berlin Zoo

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2019/11/21
20:19 UTC

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Cute okapi at Animal Kingdom

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2019/11/20
15:37 UTC

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The most underrated animal on the planet!

I have loved Okapis since I was a kid and we “adopted” one at Brookfield Zoo in Chicago. I have always felt this was one of the most under-appreciated animals in the world. Just a beautiful, peaceful animal.

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2019/06/18
23:19 UTC

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I was just about to create a new subreddit. But here you are!

I have LOVED the okapi since I was a toddler. (And this is coming from a family who can't tell the difference between a dog and a cat). So I wanted to ask you okapi lovers a few questions

  1. Are you sick and tired when people try asking if the okapi is a zebra/giraffe hybrid? Last time I checked, they can't mix!
  2. Does anyone know of any zoos that host okapis? Besides Dallas, OKC, Lowry Park, and DisneyWorld? (Or better yet, have okapis you can feed like at Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch)
  3. Do you love okapis more than giraffes?
  4. Are you tired of people saying the okapi is a type of zebra! ITS NOT. THAT"S A QUAGGA
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2018/07/29
12:47 UTC

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Happy World Okapi Day!!

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2017/10/18
18:50 UTC

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Okapi at the San Diego Zoo

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2015/12/07
19:52 UTC

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Okapi's in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

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2015/04/11
18:52 UTC

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Houston Zoo's one month old baby okapi Miráq needed a little nudge to make his public debut! [1:34]

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2014/12/16
12:15 UTC

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Okapi calf exploring her home at the London Zoo [1:38]

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2014/12/02
07:29 UTC

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The Houston Zoo is proud to announce the birth of a baby Okapi. The yet-to-be-named male calf was born on November 6 and has been thriving under the care of his mother, Tulia.

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2014/11/29
05:09 UTC

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A short video (in Portuguese) about the okapis at the Lisbon Zoo [2:58]

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2014/11/25
04:30 UTC

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The long tongue of the okapi, Lisbon Zoo, Portugal.

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2014/11/24
04:53 UTC

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With Abawa, an Avingura [Avungura], and an excellent hunter, Akenge, Congo Belge, Oct. 15, 1915.

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2014/11/23
18:53 UTC

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Mother and calf at Berlin Zoological Garden

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2014/11/23
02:55 UTC

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The first photos of an okapi in the wild, Virunga National Forest, August 10, 2008.

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2014/11/20
18:19 UTC

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Interview with Corneille Ewango, heroic botanist of the Okapi Wildlife Reserve.

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2014/11/18
02:37 UTC

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