The okapi are native to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa. They are found mostly in the Ituri Rainforest. Because of their markings, the okapi resemble a zebra, but they actually are in the giraffe family.
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Okapis eat tree leaves and buds, grasses, ferns, fruits, and fungi.
Many of the plants they eat are poisonous to humans.
Okapis are 6 to 8 ft. long (from the head to the base of the tail) and 4.9 to 6.6 ft. tall at the shoulder.They weigh from 440 to 770 lbs. What a lovely animal.