Okapi facts for kids
|An okapi at Disney's Animal Kingdom|
(P.L. Sclater, 1901)
The okapi has a reddish brown body, a whitish gray face, and white and black stripes on its legs. The okapi has a few features that show its link to giraffes.
Okapis usually live alone. After 420 to 450 days of pregnancy the mother gives birth to one baby okapi, which drinks milk for up to 6 months. Okapis become mature when they are 4-5 years old. In captivity, okapis can live for 30 years or so.
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Despite the vast difference in neck length the okapi (left) and the giraffe (right) both have seven cervical vertebrae.
Okapi Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.