The Okapi may look like the result of a horse and a zebra mating, but in actual fact, this species is closely related to the giraffe family - not the zebra family! The Okapi is native to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Central Africa,
Okapi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa. Although okapi are not Endangered, they are listed as Near Threatened. The biggest problems are habitat destruction and the upheavals of recent years in the Congo area.