12 September, 2008

The Okapi

Okapis are found only in the tropical forests of northeastern Zaire. They prefer altitudes between 500 and 1,000 m, although they may venture above 1,000 m in the eastern montane rainforests. One sighting occurred at 1,450 m on Mt. Hoyo, in the upper Ituri. The range of the okapi is limited by high montane forests to the east, swamp forests below 500 m to the west, savannas of the Sahel/Soudan to the north, and open woodlands to the south. Okapis are most common in the Wamba and Epulu areas (Bodmer 1992). Read more>>>>> Animal Diversity

More on the Okapi: National Geographic, Ultimate Ungulate, Danger Island, The Book, San Diego Zoo, African Conservation, Enchanted Learning, Wonderclub, BBC, Wikipedia

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