A Very Rare Calf Was Just Born at a Midwestern Zoo
Zoo births are almost always a reason for celebration. Even more so when they involve a young calf that is quite rare entering the world which is exactly what happened at a Midwestern zoo recently.
The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden shared this announcement video on Facebook. It's a newborn Okapi calf. Wikipedia says they are sometimes referred to as a forest zebra and are definitely endangered.
A to Z Animals estimates there are only around 22,000 Okapis left in the world. That sounds like a bigger number than it is in the animal kingdom. Thanks to the leg stripes, I completely get the zebra references this little guy is inspiring.
The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is worth a long road trip if you're looking for an adventure. They're located at 2101 NE 50th St in Oklahoma City. I've always been a fan of the St. Louis Zoo, but this Oklahoma zoo has a great assortment of bears, lions and monkeys, too to compliment this rare little calf that was just born in their midst.