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9 Oddest National Animals And Birds Of In The World

#9. Okapi

Okapi - 9 Oddest National Animals And Birds Of In The World

Democratic Republic of the Congo’s national animals The Okapi is incidentally the closest relative to the tall Giraffe. In fact, both the animals have evolved from the ancient antelope. Still maintains no definite connection with the modern-day antelope. The Okapi is known for its ardent elusiveness (much like its mythical counterpart). So much so that the first photograph of the animal in its wild state was only captured after 2008. Unfortunately, a comprehensive study done in 2013 estimated that only around 10,000 Okapis remain in the wild – which sadly makes the ‘real unicorn’ an endangered species. Source

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