The Okapi, Okapia johnstoni, is an ungulate native to Africa. It is available in both Zoo Tycoon and Zoo Tycoon 2.

Okapis are rare animals that were not discovered until the twentieth century. Despite having stripes, they are not closely related to zebras. They are not closely related to antelopes either despite their physiology. The closest extant relative of the okapi is the giraffe.

Zoo Tycoon 2


Okapis live in the tropical rainforest biome.


Okapis are herbivores that feed on branches and bananas.


Okapis are content with the salt lick.


Okapis do not have a recommended shelter; their privacy need is met if there are many trees in the exhibit.


Okapis live alone but will form small herds. Females give birth to one calf at a time. They do not mind sharing their exhibit with other animals.