The Okapi: Mysterious Animal of Congo-Zaire by Susan Lyndaker Lindsey, Cynthia L. Bennett, Mary N. Green |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Okapi: Mysterious Animal of Congo-Zaire

The Okapi: Mysterious Animal of Congo-Zaire

by Susan Lyndaker Lindsey, Cynthia L. Bennett, Mary N. Green
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292747074
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
147
Sales rank:
546,916
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

What People are saying about this

Jane Goodall
This book will have long-lasting effects on conservation of the okapi and preservation of the forest: the authors' research will heighten awareness of the plight of the okapi, and their royalties will go directly to helping . . . the Ituri Forest conservation program. You will be helping if you buy this book and encourage your friends to do the same. Okapis have a special place in the natural world, and it is up to us to ensure that they and their forests survive.

Meet the Author

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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