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


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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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meh

Call me when they capture this.

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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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it's a fucking chupacabra

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thats an interesting creature right there...

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dood those things r sick

i'd take one in as a pet

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

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


lmfao

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

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

God that's sad.

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They got these at the san diego wild animal park

They've got looooong tongues

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




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