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Okapi and Giraffe: Giraffidae

Physical Characteristics, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Giraffe (giraffa Camelopardalis): Species Accounts, Okapi (okapia Johnstoni): Species AccountsGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT, OKAPIS GIRAFFES AND PEOPLE, CONSERVATION

GIRAFFE (Giraffa camelopardalis): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
OKAPI (Okapia johnstoni): SPECIES ACCOUNTS

Giraffids (giraffes and okapis) are found only in sub-Saharan Africa.

Giraffes live in savannas (tropical or subtropical community characterized by small trees and shrubs among herbs and grasses). Okapis live in tropical lowland forests.

Giraffes are poached (illegally hunted) for their hair, which is made into thread, bracelets, fly whisks, as well as for their meat and hide. Okapi breed successfully in zoos, though we know very little about their behavior in the wild.

Neither species is threatened.

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Animal Life ResourceMammals