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FlipFact of the Day: The okapi (𝘖𝘬𝘢𝘱𝘪𝘢 𝘫𝘰𝘩𝘯𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘯𝘪) is an even-toed ungulate native to Central Africa. Its equine appearance and zebra-like markings may lead you to think that it’s a horse, but it’s actually a close relative of the giraffe. In fact, the okapi and the giraffe are the only two surviving members of the Giraffidae family.

Today’s Science History Milestone: On September 1, 1804, Juno, one of the largest main belt asteroids, was discovered by German astronomer Karl Ludwig Harding.


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References

  • https://wwf.panda.org/knowledge_hub/where_we_work/congo_basin_forests/the_area/wildlife/mammals/okapi/