Baby Okapi at Bronx Zoo

Visitors to the Bronx Zoo can now see a 5-month-old okapi calf!  Okapis are distinctive animals that look like a cross between a zebra and horse but are actually more closely related to giraffes.  Okapi babies are unique in that they do not defecate for 4-8 weeks after birth. This is a natural defense that reduces any scents that may draw predators near while the baby is vulnerable.