Okapi in Epulu, Congo | Photo by Kim Gjerstad | Flickr

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO! Visit the Okapi Wildlife Reserve in Democratic Republic of the Congo! Okapi looks like a cross between a deer and a zebra, but most closely it is related to the giraffe!

Okapi, native to the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Central Africa. Although the okapi bears striped markings reminiscent of zebras, it is most closely related to the giraffe. The okapi and the giraffe are the only living members of the family Giraffidae.

The okapi, also known as the forest giraffe or zebra giraffe, is a giraffid artiodactyl mammal native to the Ituri Rainforest, located in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in Central Africa. Although the okapi bears striped markings r

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Pitanga, AKA Brazil Cherry, Surinam Cherry (Eugenia uniflora) -- a sweet delicacy from the rain forest.

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The okapi is a mammal native to the Ituri Rainforest, located in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in Central Africa. Although the okapi bears striped markings similar to zebra, it is most closely related to the giraffe.

Bukavu | City Gallery - Page 36 - SkyscraperCity

Bukavu | City Gallery - Page 36 - SkyscraperCity

Bukavu | City Gallery - Page 36 - SkyscraperCity

Mountain gorilla (Gorilla gorilla beringei) adult playing with youngster. Mountain gorillas are distributed throughout Uganda, Rwanda and Congo.

Bukavu | City Gallery - Page 36 - SkyscraperCity

Bukavu | City Gallery - Page 36 - SkyscraperCity

Bukavu | City Gallery - Page 36 - SkyscraperCity

Bukavu | City Gallery - Page 36 - SkyscraperCity

Bukavu | City Gallery - Page 36 - SkyscraperCity

Bukavu | City Gallery - Page 36 - SkyscraperCity

Bukavu | City Gallery - Page 36 - SkyscraperCity

Bukavu | City Gallery - Page 36 - SkyscraperCity

Bukavu | City Gallery - Page 36 - SkyscraperCity

Bukavu | City Gallery - Page 36 - SkyscraperCity

Bukavu | City Gallery - Page 36 - SkyscraperCity

Bukavu | City Gallery - Page 36 - SkyscraperCity

Bukavu | City Gallery - Page 36 - SkyscraperCity

Bukavu | City Gallery - Page 36 - SkyscraperCity

Bukavu | City Gallery - Page 36 - SkyscraperCity

Bukavu | City Gallery - Page 36 - SkyscraperCity

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