Okapia johnstoni


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Noun1.Okapia johnstoni - similar to the giraffe but smaller with much shorter neck and stripe on the legsOkapia johnstoni - similar to the giraffe but smaller with much shorter neck and stripe on the legs
camelopard, Giraffa camelopardalis, giraffe - tallest living quadruped; having a spotted coat and small horns and very long neck and legs; of savannahs of tropical Africa
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Furthermore Okapia johnstoni (Sclater 1901) (the okapi) the second and very rare living species of Giraffidae is a fruit-dominated browser instead of being regular browser whereas the Giraffa camelopardalis (Gmelin 1788) is designated as a leaf-dominated browser (Solounias and Semprebon 2002).
Once, over a quarter of a century ago, I was fortunate enough to see an okapi (Okapia johnstoni), that committee-designed ungulate of equatorial Africa, when I was travelling through what is now the Congo.