Category: Okapi

OKC Zoo Announces Passing of Okapi, Caroli

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is sad to announce the passing of 15-year-old female okapi, Caroli. Late last month, caretakers alerted veterinary staff when Caroli stopped eating and was lethargic. The Zoo’s vet team administered an exam and found her bowels were not moving. This means that the intestines had no normal contractions, an abnormal condition in hoofstock. Unfortunately, the gastrointestinal issues worsened the next day and additional treatment was not effective... Read More
at Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Meet the Okapi at the OKC Zoo

Lisbeth Pisias is a hoofstock caretaker at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden. She works closely with the Zoo's okapi and has helped plan World Okapi Day.  The Zoo – which has cared for okapi since 1973 – is currently home to three females: Mali, 26, Caroli, 15 and Kayin, 3. Caroli is Kayin's mother! Each one has a distinct personality, but one thing they all have in common is they like a good ear rub. I will never forget the first time I saw an okapi.... Read More
at Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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