okapi

[ UK /ˈɒkɐpˌi/ ]
NOUN
  1. similar to the giraffe but smaller with much shorter neck and stripe on the legs
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How To Use okapi In A Sentence

  • [...] okapi is a relatively unknown animal which is closely related to the giraffe. Rare Two Headed Snake
  • We care for the same reason that we love okapis, delight in the fossil evidence of trilobites, and mourn the passage of the dodo.
  • This family includes only two living species, the giraffe and the okapi.
  • Does Daddy know that the okapi is a relative of the giraffe even though it looks much more like a horse or zebra? BBC News - Home
  • In the Democratic Republic of Congo miners seeking the highly prized mineral tantalite, or coltan, have been pouring waste into the Biega national park and Okapi wildlife reserve.
  • The Zoological Society is running a project in Congo aimed at preserving the okapi, which is often hunted for its skin. The Independent - Environment RSS Feed
  • This is a new animal called the okapi, only discovered during the last fifty years in the dense forests of Africa, and its skin was stuffed and set up and is now here. The Children's Book of London
  • The tongue of an okapi is long enough for the animal to wash its eyelids and clean its ears. Rare Two Headed Snake
  • Endemic species include the okapi, aquatic genet, and the Congo peacock. Ecoregions of Congo, Democratic Republic of (WWF)
  • the okapi is a short-necked primitive cousin of the giraffe
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