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." | More photos at the Daily Mail

Previously on Neatorama: Zebra + Horse + Giraffe

Login to comment.
Click here to access all of this post's 7 comments

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

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
Learn More