Don't let the stripes fool you. The okapi is the only living animal relative of the giraffe, and not related to a zebra. Okapi live in the dense forest of the DRC, are solitary animals, and its large ears allow it to hear the smallest of sounds alerting the animal to potential dangers. An okapi in the wild is elusive animal to humans and do not attract attention in natural areas.
Around 5 feet tall at the shoulder, 6 feet tall at the head and is about the size of a horse.
Females: 495-770 lbs
Males: 440-660 lbs
North, Central and Eastern areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in closed, high canopy forests
Leaves, fruit, seeds, ferns and fungi
Classified as Endangered by the IUCN