Thursday, September 11, 2008

Elusive Okapi photographed in the wild

As reported by AFP, an Okapi was recently photographed in the wild using camera traps. This method gives new meaning to the word "snapshot," which already has hunting overtones. The Okapi looks like a cross between a small giraffe and half a zebra (it's legs have zebra stripes). Click here to read more and see pics of this fascinating animal in captivity. (He looks like he is doing his own impression of the dramatic chipmunk, no?)

An Okapi in the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The okapi, an African animal so elusive that it was once believed to be a mythical unicorn, has been photographed in the wild for the first time, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) said Thursday.

(AFP/HO/Zoological Society Of London)

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