Okapi birth in Denmark

A young okapi was born two weeks ago in Copenhagen Zoo. The yet-to-be-named calf is the first okapi to be born there as part of its breeding programme in more than 50 years.

Despite its zebra-like stripes, the okapi is thought to be the giraffe’s only living relative. They originate from the northeast region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo – formerly Zaire – in Africa. Experts say there are an estimated 10,000 animals in the wild.