The Okapi: Mysterious Animal of Congo-Zaire

כריכה קדמית
University of Texas Press, 5 ביולי 2010 - 147 עמודים

Congo-Zaire contains Africa's largest remaining tracts of intact rain forest, making it one of the most important regions for biodiversity conservation. Its Ituri Forest is home to plants and animals native to nowhere else on earth, including the elusive and little-known okapi.

In this popularly written book, three long-time observers of the okapi present a complete, contemporary natural history of this appealing relative of the giraffe. They recount its discovery by European explorers and describe its appearance and life cycle. They also discuss current efforts to preserve the species, both in the wild and at zoos around the world.

Illustrated with charming line drawings, The Okapi will be a valuable resource for conservationists and zoo visitors alike-indeed anyone fascinated by the mysterious animal of Congo-Zaire.

 

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תוכן

1 Introduction
1
2 Description of the Okapi
22
3 Captivity
48
4 Field Studies
91
5 Conservation
101

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מידע על המחבר (2010)

Susan Lyndaker Lindsey is Animal Curator at Mesker Park Zoo in Evansville, Indiana.

Mary Neel Green is a docent and artist specializing in public education at the Dallas Zoo.

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