Okapi

No. 292529

by Safari Ltd
$5.99USD

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.

  • Scientific Name: Okapia johnstoni
  • Characteristics: Featuring all the unique characteristics of the Okapi, our hand painted and expertly crafted 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 and Color: 4 inches long and 4 inches tall, both dimensions of this model are an inch shorter than the height of a soda can. Wherever you decide to display this life-like model, make sure everyone can observe its gorgeous chocolate brown striped fur!
  • The Okapi is part of the Wild Safari® Wildlife collection
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free
  • History:

    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.

    • Recommended Age: 3+
    • Size in cm: 10 L x 3.5 W x 10.5 H
    • Size in inches: 3.94 L x 1.38 W x 4.13 H
    • UPC: 095866292508
    Present Status Okapis are listed as an Endangered species. Their numbers declined by 43 percent between 1995 and 2007 and by 47 percent from 2008 to 2012, based on surveys from the Okapi Wildlife Reserve. Exact population numbers have not been determined, but a rough estimate puts their numbers at around 2,500. Logging has led to significant habitat loss, and okapis also face threats from hunters and illegal armed groups that interfere with conservation efforts. The species is legally protected under Congolese law.