Despite their physical appearance, okapis are actually more closely related to giraffes than zebras! Native to the tropical rainforests of the Democratic Republic of Congo, okapi are herbivores that feed on leaves, buds, grasses, fruits, and fungi.
Unfortunately, due to several immediate threats including habitat loss, environment fragmentation, and human settlement, okapis are considered an endangered species and their numbers have been steadily declining over the past decade. However, they are a fully protected species legally and multiple wildlife sanctuaries such as the Okapi Wildlife Reserve and Maiko National Park have been set up to try and stabilize their remaining population.
Scientific Name: Okapia johnstoni
Characteristics: Featuring all the unique characteristics of the okapi, our professionally painted and expertly crafted okapi toy figurine captures the essence of this amazing. If you’re lucky enough to see an okapi in the wild, you might notice its long, specialized neck reaching for leaves on a tall tree!
Size: 4 inches long and 4 inches tall, both dimensions of this okapi toy model are an inch shorter than the height of a soda can.
The Okapi is part of the Wild Safari® Wildlife collection
All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free