Isolated forest areas in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in particular the Ituri Forest
Location in the Zoo
Two habitats on either side of the Zoo; one near Birds of the World and the other near jaguars.
Cool Animal Fact
This animal has an incredibly long tongue – they can actually lick their own eyeballs!
How We Help Save Them
- Second annual World Okapi Day reached over 10,000 villagers around the Reserve on the importance of protecting okapi habitat and how they can help
- Over 460 patrols conducted by rangers, resulting in the removal of 3,168 snares, the arrest of 145 poachers, and closure of 50 illegal poaching and mining camps
- 39,656 tree seedlings were distributed to farmers to increase crop yields and decrease the need to use land in okapi habitat
How You Can Help
Be a hero; recycle you used cell phones-drop your old cell phone into the cell phone recycling box located by the main entrance.