Captured on Camera: Unicorn Okapi in the Wild

Wildlife researchers from the Zoological Society of London and the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation have captured on camera - for the first time - a true unicorn: an okapi in the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Dr Noelle Kumpel, ZSL's Bushmeat and Forests Conservation Program Manager, said: "To have captured the first-ever photographs of such a charismatic creature is amazing, and particularly special for ZSL given that the species was originally described here over a century ago.

"Okapi are very shy and rare animals, which is why conventional surveys only tend to record droppings and other signs of their presence."

Link | More photos at the Daily Mail

Previously on Neatorama: Zebra + Horse + Giraffe


Newest 5
Newest 5 Comments

Commenting is closed.
Email This Post to a Friend
"Captured on Camera: Unicorn Okapi in the Wild"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.

 

Success! Your email has been sent!

close window