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newborn okapi

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An okapi was born on 2 September 2019 at 11.49 am. Mother Kamina and daughter are doing well. She is called Kisala. She is the third okapi born in the new Congo region.

Pregnancy in okapis lasts 15 months. Mother, Kamina, was also born in Rotterdam Zoo. Okapis remain uncommon in zoos. Rotterdam has had a long history with the species, the first ones arrived in 1957. At that time little was known about this mysterious animal that was only discovered by Europeans in the previous century.

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