WONDER #2500: What is a Zebra Giraffe?

Question 1 of 3

This Wonder was mostly about...

  1. how giraffes evolved to have very long necks and legs, and why zebras did not.
  2. the mammals that live in rainforests.
  3. why everyone should see okapis at the zoo.
  4. 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?

  1. Okapis are most closely related to zebras.
  2. Okapis eat leaves from trees, as well as clay and burned wood from the ground.
  3. Okapis were not seen by scientists until 1901.
  4. Okapis’ stripes are sometimes called “follow me stripes.”

Question 3 of 3

What is unique about okapis’ ears, according to this Wonder?

  1. Okapis’ ears can hear sounds from nearly 100 miles away.
  2. Their ears can move independently of each other, allowing okapis to listen for sounds coming from different directions.
  3. Okapis use echolocation, like bats do, to locate their prey while hunting.
  4. 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.