October 18th is World Okapi Day!

Image: Rhett A. Butler

Okapis are awesome, beautifully patterned rainforest animals. They live in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Did you know that they are relatives of the giraffe?

Learn more about okapis here, in our series on the Fantastic Unfamous Cousins of Famous Animal Awards:

Or read about the only living giraffids:

World Okapi Day Activities

Feeling creative? Here is an okapi coloring page!

Meet some of the okapi’s rainforest neighbors in this African forest animal search!

Learn more about World Okapi Day here:


Learn more about giraffes in the Giraffe Spot:

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