noun. similar to the giraffe but smaller with much shorter neck and stripe on the legs.
- genus Okapia
- Okapia johnstoni
Example sentences of the word okapi
1. Noun, singular or mass
The okapi has a horse-like body with a head that resembles a deer, but they don't have the long neck or stature of giraffes.
Estimates of the wild okapi population range from 10,000 to 35,000 animals.
3. Noun, plural
About 5,000 okapi live within the reserve, a park with more types of wildlife than anywhere else in Africa.
4. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
For the first two months, okapi calves spend most of their time hidden away in vegetation, with the mother visiting only to feed her offspring.