Thursday, October 15, 2009
Last Saturday, we were visiting our daughter and family in Ohio. We went to Jack Hanna's Columbus Zoo which is a very beautiful place. It is like walking through a very private park, everything in its place.
We saw the typical monkeys, fish in the aquarium, etc., but there was one animal I had never seen before and actually, I did not know this creature existed. It is called an Okapi (O copy). They are found in NE Zaire and were first discovered in 1900. I just can't believe I have never heard of this animal. Because it is so strange looking, I know I would have remembered seeing photos of it before. You form your own opinion. I just had to stare and stare. My son-in-law summed it up when he remarked that it looked like God had some left-overs to use up when he designed the Okapi.
Be sure to double-click on the photos to get a close-up look. They weren't very cooperative in posing for me.