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Okapi

One of our most unusual looking animals is the okapi. This rare species is related to the giraffe, but also looks a bit like a zebra. There are two okapi here at Bristol Zoo – Lodja, her shy calf, K'tusha, who was born in 2013. You can see them in their stables near Zona Brazil, or out in their grassy paddock.

All three okapis have a brown and white striped rump with a deep reddish brown velvety coat on their body. There are just 13 okapis captive in the UK so the birth of Lodja and Rubani’s first calf was a huge boost to the captive breeding programme.

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