12 Living Animal Fossils

Did you know that Okapi are closer to ancient giraffes than modern day giraffes?
When its ancestor the palaetragine was roaming the earth 15 million years ago, evolution seemed to favor the tall survivors who could reach trees, until finally down the line we had giraffes. Yet one set of palaetragine ancestors moved into the forest and never had to change much from the original: the okapi.

Learn more about ancient species that are still around in this fascinating Environmental Graffiti article.

Link Image Via Charles Miller [Wikipedia]

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