‘The Okapis’ at the San Diego Zoo!
The okapia – a most unusual animal. 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. Researchers discovered that okapis vocalize with very low frequencies—too low for humans to hear! San Diego Zoo Global helps support the Okapi Wildlife Reserve, which protects and studies this rare and unusual forest dweller.
Did you know? A scent gland on each foot leaves behind a sticky, tar-like substance wherever the okapi walks, marking its territory!
Conservation Status: Endangered – Posted for May photo a day challenge – Rare
Have a great weekend!