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."

http://news.sbs.com.au/worldnewsaustralia/british_team_capture_first_pictures_of_africa39s_39unicorn39_557472 | More photos at the Daily Mail

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