WONDER #2500: What is a Zebra Giraffe?
Question 1 of 3
This Wonder was mostly about...
- how giraffes evolved to have very long necks and legs, and why zebras did not.
- the mammals that live in rainforests.
- why everyone should see okapis at the zoo.
- the okapi, an animal closely related to the giraffe that lives in the rainforests of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Question 2 of 3
Which of the following is NOT true about okapis?
- Okapis are most closely related to zebras.
- Okapis eat leaves from trees, as well as clay and burned wood from the ground.
- Okapis were not seen by scientists until 1901.
- Okapis’ stripes are sometimes called “follow me stripes.”
Question 3 of 3
What is unique about okapis’ ears, according to this Wonder?
- Okapis’ ears can hear sounds from nearly 100 miles away.
- Their ears can move independently of each other, allowing okapis to listen for sounds coming from different directions.
- Okapis use echolocation, like bats do, to locate their prey while hunting.
- Okapis’ ears are so small, you can’t see them without a magnifying glass.
Check your answers online at https://www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/what-is-a-zebra-giraffe.