Size: 6 ½ – 7 ¼ ft. (2-2.2 m.)
Weight: 440 – 770 lbs. (200 – 350 kg.)
A distant cousin of the giraffe, the Okapi looks more like a zebra than a relative of the world’s tallest animal. The Okapi lives in the rain-forest of the Congo region of Africa. The first time I heard of the Okapi was in the PC game Zoo Tycoon 2, it was one of the many animals you could choose to put in your zoo.
*Although there were sightings of the okapi before this time, it was not known to scientist until 1901 when Sir Harry Hamilton Johnston sent pieces of it’s skin to the British Museum.