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The okapi (Okapia johnstoni) is a mammal of the Ituri Rainforest in central Africa. Although it bears striped markings reminiscent of the zebra, it is most closely related to the giraffe. Native just to the Ituri forests situated in the north east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, it was known only to the local people until 1901.

And please excuse technical side of this picture, I know that it is not ideal - it is from the ZOO pavilion and there wasn´t too much light and I had not tripod...but it is really not a fake...:)

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