Pictured for the first time in the wild, the okapi is so secretive it was once thought to be a unicorn. The relative of the giraffe the okapi was thought to be extinct after years of civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The ‘amazing and particularly special’ creature was photographed by Dr Noelle Kumpel of the Zoological society London. With a long neck, large ears, and zebra markings this strange animal was thought to be a cross breed but it is firmly placed in the Giraffidae family.
post-title Unicorn found in DRC!