AJHQ+A – Okapi

Category: AJHQ&A, Animal Facts, Videos

Magical Bravedog asks Brady Barr ‘have you ever seen an okapi?’

The okapi is a very rare animal that lives in the rain forests of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Central Africa. They are so rare they weren’t even discovered or named until 1900!! It’s known as the forest or zebra giraffe. In fact, okapi are the only living relative of the giraffe.

Although they’re much smaller than their long necked relatives, they both have a prehensile tongue. This means they can use it to grab stuff like leaves and other edibles. The okapi is also known to eat clay.