You can help name the Houston Zoos baby okapi
HOUSTON The Houston Zoo wants you to help name its new baby okapi. A female baby okapi was born at the zoo on July 19, 2020. According to zoologist, okapi are solitary animals and are native to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Central Africa. Here are the names you can choose from:Keki meaning cakeHasira meaning FeistyPipi meaning candyKivuli meaning shadowYou can vote for the baby okapis name through August 21 by donating to Houston Zoo online. Follow the Houston Zoo on social media for the baby okapis name announcement on Monday, August 24.
Meet the Houston Zoos adorable new addition a baby Okapi
HOUSTON Houston Zoo is welcoming a new bundle of joy this week, a new baby Okapi. The calf, whose gender has not yet been identified, was delivered in a yard by 13-year-old mother, Sukari, at 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon. About an hour after birth, the calf stood with help from its mother, according to Zoo officials. The Houston Zoo says that okapis are known as forest giraffes and are usually solitary animals, first discovered in 1901. The next time you visit Houston Zoo you can recycle your old cellphones which contain a metal mined where Okapi live, reducing the demand for new materials to be mined, the Zoo said.