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#Okapi by rccphoto, via Flickr Even though they look a lot like Zebras they are actually related to the Giraffe

#Okapi by rccphoto, via Flickr Even though they look a lot like Zebras they are actually related to the Giraffe

Following a devastating blow to Okapi conservation efforts this summer, a ray of hope arrived for this threatened species:  a healthy Okapi calf was born on September 15 at the Antwerp Zoo.

Following a devastating blow to Okapi conservation efforts this summer, a ray of hope arrived for this threatened species: a healthy Okapi calf was born on September 15 at the Antwerp Zoo.

papagaio cinza do congo

papagaio cinza do congo

Guinea Turaco - a brightly colored bird with a large head crest found in Central and Western Africa. They are a member of the Turaco family, which contains many other brightly colored species. They feed on flowers, fruits, and buds. Turacos are the only birds to have true red and green pigmentation? They actually have copper in their feather pigments, which cannot be found in any other animals!

Guinea Turaco - a brightly colored bird with a large head crest found in Central and Western Africa. They are a member of the Turaco family, which contains many other brightly colored species. They feed on flowers, fruits, and buds. Turacos are the only birds to have true red and green pigmentation? They actually have copper in their feather pigments, which cannot be found in any other animals!

16 Extremely Rare Animals, and the US Zoos Where You Can See Them

16 Extremely Rare Animals, and the US Zoos Where You Can See Them

The Okapi is closely related to the giraffe. These animals are found only in Congo in Central Africa and are very threatened.

3,706 Likes, 33 Comments - African Wildlife Foundation (@africanwildlifefoundation) on Instagram: “AWF’s African Apes Initiative and our partners working in the Congo, Senegal, and Cameroon monitor…”

3,706 Likes, 33 Comments - African Wildlife Foundation (@africanwildlifefoundation) on Instagram: “AWF’s African Apes Initiative and our partners working in the Congo, Senegal, and Cameroon monitor…”

A wonderful picture - Bonobo female playing with infant, Congo

A wonderful picture - Bonobo female playing with infant, Congo

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