Deep in the Ituri rainforest in the heart of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a small population of a gentle, indigenous animal called “okapi” prevail. The okapi is the only known cousin of the giraffe, with a similar striped pattern on the hind and a deep purplish coat. The curious okapi have resided in the Reserve in the town of Epulu since 1952, when the sanctuary was established to breed the animals. Listed as an endangered species, this world heritage site was created in an effort to conserve the okapi species. Travel to Congo and embark on a trek to the Okapi Wildlife Reserve which sprawls through 13,700 square kilometers of the Ituri Forest. Here, protected from human encroachment, the preserve contains not only 5000 ...
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
Area: 2,345,410.00 km2
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