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Okapi Facts


- The okapi is one of the few mammals that can lick its own ears.

- The okapi was discovered as late as 1901.

- A male okapi has short skin-covered horns.

- An okapi can eat up to 65 pounds of food each day.

- Okapis can live up to 33 years in captivity.

- A female okapi will only vocalize when ready to breed.

- Okapis travel up to a half mile a day in search of food.

- There are about 30,000 okapis living in the wild.