The Okapi: Mysterious Animal of Congo-Zaire

The Okapi: Mysterious Animal of Congo-Zaire

By: Susan Lyndaker Lindsey (author), Mary Neel Green (author), Cynthia L. Bennett (author), Mary Neel Green (illustrator), Jane Goodall (foreword_author)Paperback

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Description

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.

About Author

Susan Lyndaker Lindsey is Animal Curator at Mesker Park Zoo in Evansville, Indiana. Mary Neel Green has been drawing okapis for many years as a volunteer at the Dallas Zoo. She has also taught at the Arts Magnet High School in Dallas and owned a business called "For the Love of Animals," featuring her art work of animals in ceramics, on canvas, and in other media. Mary Neel Green has been drawing okapis for many years as a volunteer at the Dallas Zoo. She has also taught at the Arts Magnet High School in Dallas and owned a business called "For the Love of Animals," featuring her art work of animals in ceramics, on canvas, and in other media.

Contents

Foreword Acknowledgments 1. Introduction 2. Description of the Okapi 3. Captivity 4. Field Studies 5. Conservation How Can You Help? Selected Bibliography and Further Reading Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780292747074
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 147
  • ID: 9780292747074
  • weight: 538
  • ISBN10: 0292747071

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