11 September, 2008

The Okapi is photographed for first time in the Wild

Great news: the elusive Okapi, discovered in the early 1900s - the last large animal to be discovered - has been photographed for the first time in the wild, by zoologists in Virunga National park, the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Virunga National Park - is on UNESCO's World Heritage List; it's near the Rwanda, Uganda borders.

Below is a video of the Okapi from the National Geographic:


A few facts about the Okapi: the Okapi is the only animal which can clean its ears with its tongue; the only place you can see the Okapi in the wild, is in the Democratic Republic of Congo. You can read more about this very rare animal from here, here and here.

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