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Rare Half-Giraffe, Half-zebra, Type animal caught on camera.

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 02:34 PM

Man, this is a bizarre looking motherfucker. I personally think they're kindof cute though.


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http://news.bbc.co.u...ure/7609393.stm

An African animal so secretive it was once believed to be a mythical unicorn has been caught on camera in the wild.

Camera traps set by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) in the Democratic Republic of Congo have captured rare pictures of wild okapi.
The giraffe-like mammals, which have zebra-like stripes on their rear, are under threat from the bush meat trade.

The sightings in Virunga National Park prove the species is surviving in the jungle despite years of civil conflict.

Dr Noelle Kumpel, ZSL's bush meat and forests conservation programme manager, said: "To have captured photographs of such a charismatic creature is amazing.

"Okapi are very shy and rare animals - which is why conventional surveys only tend to record droppings and other signs of their presence."
Okapis, which have a black tongue designed for grasping and holding, along with distinctive stripes on their behind, are the closest living relative of the giraffe.


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Not as cute in this picture, but LOOK AT THAT FUCKING TONGUE:eek::

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Edited by purpleblaze, 12 September 2008 - 07:26 PM.

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 03:32 PM

meh

Call me when they capture this.

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 03:34 PM

meh

Call me when they capture this.

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 03:52 PM

wtf? Is hat real?

Its freaky looking......

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 04:06 PM

This is definitely real, and I don't think they're as mythical and rare as this article makes it sound.

Very interesting nonetheless, I guess these guys got lucky and survived even when they didn't develop long necks like giraffes.

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 04:28 PM

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*racks shotgun*
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Posted 12 September 2008 - 05:00 PM

it's a fucking chupacabra

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 07:25 PM

thats an interesting creature right there...

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 07:27 PM

dood those things r sick

i'd take one in as a pet

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 07:29 PM

Holy shit, they aren't extinct. I've been thinking for years there weren't any left, or maybe they were just cryptids, but they actually found one.

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 07:54 PM

I could really go for an okapi steak right about now.

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 07:56 PM

i could really go for an okapi steak right about now.


lmfao

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 08:54 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okapi

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 10:03 PM

The world population is estimated at 10,000–20,000.

God that's sad.

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 10:11 PM

Firefighter: Is that a Pig... bear... man?
Al Gore: No, stupid... It's Manbearpig.

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 10:12 PM

They got these at the san diego wild animal park

They've got looooong tongues

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 10:20 PM

They've got looooong tongues



Are you trying to turn me on, baby? :ey:

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 10:25 PM

Are you trying to turn me on, baby? :ey:


When am i not?:metal:

dunno why i used that smiley, just had too :D

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 10:38 PM

When am i not?:metal:

dunno why i used that smiley, just had too :D



Because it's totally like one of the best GC smilies, but there are seldom opportunities to use it. :(

I'll take advantage of this moment. :metal::metal::metal: @ Zebraffes and Giraffebras

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 10:50 PM



If that's not a turn-on, I don't know what is.




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