The Oklahoma City Zoo announced on Wednesday that an endangered okapi is pregnant.
The calf will be the first offspring of the zoo’s okapi pair, 6-year-old Kayin and 4-year-old Bosomi.
“We are extremely excited about Kayin’s pregnancy and cannot wait to see her caring for her own calf,” said Tracey Dolphin, OKC Zoo’s curator of hoofstock and primates. “An okapi birth is a significant event not only for our animal family but for the okapi population as a whole. By participating in a successful breeding program with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Species Survival Plan for okapi, the Zoo is contributing to the conservation of this endangered species.”
Kayin was born at the Oklahoma City Zoo in 2015. Bosomi arrived from the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita back in 2020.
Zoo officials said Kayin remains in good health. Her calf is expected this fall.
If you visit the zoo, you can see Kayin and Bosomi at their habitat located across from Predator Pass.
I pray for the maturation and delivery of the perfect baby Okapi!
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