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Interesting Information about OkapisFun Okapi Facts for Kids

Check out our range of fun okapi facts for kids. Learn what they look like, where they live, what they eat, how tall they are and much more. Read on for all kinds of interesting information about okapis!


  • Okapi are mammals native to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • They are sometimes called Congolese giraffe, forest giraffe or zebra giraffe.
  • They have stripes that might make you think of zebras, but they also have long necks and are more related to giraffes.
  • Okapi are herbivores, eating a range of grasses, fruits and tree leaves.
  • They have long tongues that are around 46 cm (18 in) in length.
  • Okapi are around 1.5 m (5 ft) in height.
  • They spend most of their time alone but will get together when breeding.
  • Okapi are endangered animals, vulnerable to habitat loss and hunting.
  • Leopards are their biggest threats in natural circumstances.
  • Some zoos have successful okapi breeding programs.
  • Most of the world was unaware of the existence of okapis until the 20th century.
  • Newborn okapi can stand just 30 minutes after birth.

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