Okapi and Bongo Rediscovered in Virunga National Park

09 Jun 2006

“After nearly 50 years, the okapi – the closest known relative to the giraffe – has been rediscovered in Virunga National Park in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), said WWF today.

This is the first sign of okapi presence in the park since August 1959, according to official records.

Still rare and threatened, the okapi lives only in the tall primary forests of eastern DRC, mainly in the Okapi Wildlife Reserve, centered around the village of Epulu. But the species was originally discovered further east in the forests along the Semliki Valley, now in the Virunga National Park – created in 1925 and today a UN World Heritage site protected by international and national laws.”

Read the complete WWF article, and find out what else is happening in DRC wildlife parks here…

Find out more about the Okapi here…

5 Responses to Okapi and Bongo Rediscovered in Virunga National Park

  1. pickleshane says:

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  2. zaxy says:

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  3. hello, it’s good idea

  4. KADE says:

    HI I LOVE YOUR OKAPIS YOUR ZOO IS AMAZING I HOPE I COULD OPEN MY OWEN ZOO TO BE THE 2 LARGEST ZOO IN THE WORLD

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