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The Okapi is a primitive giraffe, about the size of a horse, found in a small region of rainforest in the Congo. It has striped legs like a zebra to help it blend into the shadows of the forest and a long neck to reach leaves above the floor. The Okapi is solitary or lives in pairs and feeds on foliage that is shunned by other forest creatures.
The Okapi was only discovered by Western science in 1899 and less than 10,000 individuals exist today.
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