Saturday, October 27, 2007
Their natural habitat is the Ituri Forest, a dense rain forest in central Africa.They live about 33 years in captivity. They have 1 baby and about 35 lb when born. Their gestation period is 427 to 491. They eat Buds, shoots of trees, grass, ferns, fruit, fungi and manioc. Okapis have large, dark eyes, big ears, and a long black tongue which they use to strip leaves from branches. The okapi is related to giraffes.it is believed that there are currently about 25,000 okapis in the wild. They look as if they were related to zebras. But the stripes are very good camouflage. Adult males can travel up to 2.5 miles a day.