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Okapi

  • Location: Lost Forest
  • Conservation Status: Endangered
  • Just behind the river hippos’ beach, you’ll find a most unusual animal: the okapi. With its white-and-black striped hindquarters and front legs, it looks like it must be related to zebras. But take a look at an okapi’s head, and you’ll notice a resemblance to giraffes. Its long, dark, prehensile tongue, just like a giraffe’s, helps the okapi strip the buds and young leaves from the understory brush of their rain forest home. Our scientists discovered that okapis vocalize with very low frequencies—too low for humans to hear! It’s only when we look at recordings via specialized computer software that these infrasonic communications become evident.

    Did you know? A scent gland on each foot leaves behind a sticky, tar-like substance wherever the okapi walks, marking its territory.

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