Okapi (Safari Ltd.)
Safari Ltd. Okapi measures:
5" L x 3.5" T.
Safari Ltd. Okapi Review:The figurine immediately captivates attention with its striking white stripes adorning the legs and rump. The placement of each stripe is meticulous, contributing to the overall charm of the figurine. Furthermore, the body sculpt of the figurine is truly remarkable, boasting a lifelike appearance thanks to its intricate and realistic muscle definition.
One cannot help but notice the exceptional facial features of the Okapi. The clever use of gray tones results in a masterfully executed portrayal of the animal, exhibiting a genuine and convincing depiction. The finely crafted alert ears and nubby horns further enhance the lifelike essence of the figure, leaving a lasting impression.
Okapi Information:Okapi (Okapia johnstoni) is a mammal native to the dense tropical forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo in Central Africa. They are part of the giraffe family (Giraffidae) and are the only living relative of giraffes.
Okapi are characterized by their unique appearance, with a body shape resembling that of a horse and a head resembling that of a giraffe. They have a reddish-brown to dark brown coat with horizontal white stripes on their hindquarters and legs, which help them blend into the dappled sunlight of the forest. Their coat is also oily and waterproof, providing protection from the rain.
Okapi are herbivorous animals and primarily feed on leaves, fruits, and other plant materials. They have a long, flexible tongue that they use to strip leaves from branches. Their tongue is also long enough to clean their own ears, which is a distinctive behavior observed in okapi.
These creatures are mainly solitary and secretive, making them challenging to study in the wild. They are generally active during the day, but their behavior can vary based on the availability of food and other factors.
Due to their elusive nature and the dense forests they inhabit, okapi remained undiscovered by the Western world until the early 20th century. They are now classified as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) due to habitat loss, poaching, and political instability in their native range. Efforts are underway to protect their habitats and raise awareness about their conservation status.
Product Code: saf100732 Safari Ltd. 100732 by Safari Ltd.
Safari Ltd. 100732
by Safari Ltd.