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descriptions and information about the Dallas Zoo Monorail
only found in the Ituri Rainforest
Only living cousin of the giraffe
resemblances to the giraffe include sloping hind quarters, shape of head, and prehensile tounge.
14 inch long prehensile (or grasping) tounge
okapi were declared a species in 1901
the Dallas Zoo is one of the world's leading okapi breeders.
male has the large horns, each of which can weigh up to 20 lbs.
Young Nubian Ibex are called kids.
they practice routes down the mountains so that they know which way to go if a predator appears.
very good climbers; their hooves help them to grip the mountains.
3 species of zebra
distinctive because of thier white bellies without any stripes, a long black stripe down their spine, mule-like ears, and the narrowest stripes of any zebra.
A zebra's stripes are different from individual to individual. Just like human finger prints, no two stripe patterns are exactly alike.
A zebra's stripes are a part of a system called "disruptive camoflauge", meaning they blend in with each other to confuse their predators.