All posts tagged: okapi

Okapi baby born at ZSL London Zoo

Oni the okapi, who featured in last week’s ITV documentary, London Zoo: An Extraordinary Year,  has delighted zookeepers by giving birth to a healthy baby girl. The second-time mum went into labour late on Sunday 20th September before giving birth to the adorable calf – given the name ‘Ede’ by zookeepers – the following morning. Dedicated keepers kept a watchful eye overnight on CCTV as Oni went into labour, before tiny hooves and stripy legs began to emerge 12 hours later. The wide-eyed calf took its first wobbly steps within minutes and […]

Rare okapi born at London Zoo

A rare okapi has been born at ZSL London Zoo and keepers have named the new arrival Meghan, in celebration of this year’s forthcoming royal wedding. Native to the dense rainforests of the Congo in central Africa, the okapi is a relative of the giraffe, with a long prehensile tongue used to grab branches and […]