Zebra or Horse?

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   OKAPI is  a giraffid atriodactyl mammal, but it actually looks like a zebra, or a horse, and of course it’s not related to none of them!

If you take a close look at it’s head you’ll see the resemblance with the giraffe, and it is indeed their only relative. The Okapi has very large, upright ears, and a long, dark, prehensile tongue, which helps it strip the leaves of trees and bushes. The tongue is about 35 cm in length and it’s actually long enough for the animal to lick its own eyelids and clean it’s ears.

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It lives in the Ituri Rainforest, located in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo in Central Africa.

okapi tongue1     Okapi-2  okapi baby

Oh this wonderful nature .. it creates wonders.

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