Roosevelt Park Zoo celebrates World Okapi Day

Published: Oct. 18, 2019 at 8:23 PM CDT
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The Roosevelt Park Zoo welcomed kids and their parents Friday to celebrate World Okapi Day.

The okapi is a member of the giraffe family, but it's black and white stripes on its rear side resemble that of a zebra.

Families got to check out the resident okapi Akili at the zoo first hand, and also had the opportunity to learn about conservation efforts for the animal.

There were also fun and games for the kids.

You can learn more about conservation efforts for okapi by visiting: