Hidden in the shadows of Africa’s dense Ituri Forest lives a shy relative of the giraffe called the okapi. Like the giraffe, the okapi uses its long, prehensile tongue to pluck leaves and buds from trees.
Learn more about what the Cincinnati Zoo is doing to support okapi conservation.
Protecting the Okapi
The Zoo supports the Okapi Wildlife Reserve in Democratic Republic of Congo in its quest to conserve and maintain the Ituri Forest where the okapi lives.