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A rare Okapi calf has been born at Marwell Zoo. Marwell’s new arrival is male and is called Dikembe. He is three days old and is just starting to find his feet. He was born to mum Dumela and dad Shomari.
Okapis were discovered about 100 years ago but are now listed as ‘Near Threatened’ in the wild by IUCN Red List. The main threat is loss of its habitat to agriculture, encroaching human settlements, and deforestation.