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  1. IndianRhino

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    The purpose of this thread is to document all births, deaths, transfers, etc. of all okapi in North America. Currently the population stands at roughly 96 (51.45) individuals living at 30 different facilities in the US and 1 in Mexico. The population is doing fairly well in terms of breeding with 4 calves born in 2020 and two born in 2021 so far. One female Asili is confirmed to be pregnant at Audubon Species Survival Center and is due in July 2022. The only problem is there seems to be a bit of a male bias in births since of the 6 calves born in these two years only one is female. White Oak and both San Diego parks have been the most successful breeders of this species and are responsible for the majority of the births that occur. White Oak's population was pretty hard to find and what I have listed is the closest I could get to so it's likely it is not 100% accurate. If you know more about their population or if I'm missing anything or have made any errors elsewhere please let me know!

    Audubon Species Survival Center - 3.2 (5)

    1.0 Kikari (Kidomo x Caroli) August 15th, 2009 at Oklahoma City Zoo
    1.0 Amare (Bakari x Zolo) December 8th, 2010 at White Oak Conservation Center
    1.0 UNK (Omar?)
    0.1 Minazi (El Jewar x Miliki) May 7th, 2016 at Columbus Zoo
    0.1 Asili (Kheri x Safiri) May 14th, 2017 at White Oak Conservation Center - pregnant!

    Blank Park Zoo - 1.0 (1)

    1.0 Romakari (Molimo x Almasi) September 9th, 2018 at Denver Zoo

    Brookfield Zoo - 2.3 (5)

    1.0 Bomani (Jamal x Opey) August 26th, 2013 at Los Angeles Zoo
    1.0 JP (Hiari x Augusta K) May 16th, 2017 at Brookfield Zoo
    0.1 Augusta K (Kajeki x Semliki) April 27th, 2011 at Brookfield Zoo
    0.1 Makemba (Ayari x Zoe) October 1st, 2011 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
    0.1 Kota (Jackson x Opey) November 10th, 2017 at Los Angeles Zoo

    Bronx Zoo - 1.2 (3)

    1.0 Magani (Niko x Desi) May 28th, 2010 at Dallas Zoo
    0.1 Kweli (Max x Kuamba) April 19th, 1997 at Bronx Zoo
    0.1 Dakota (Poucet x Kweli) February 8th, 2017 at Bronx Zoo

    Cheyenne Mountain Zoo - 1.0 (1)


    1.0 Bahati (Zach x Betty) January 6th, 2013 at Zoo Tampa

    Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden - 1.1 (2)

    1.0 Kiloro (Nanoki x Siri) August 3rd, 2007 at White Oak Conservation Center
    0.1 Kuvua (Sungura x Lisala) November 4th, 2008 at Cincinnati Zoo

    Columbus Zoo & Aquarium - 1.2 (3)

    1.0 El Jewar (Fons x Kamili) August 26th, 1995 at Dallas Zoo
    0.1 Miliki (Romakari x Kutoa) January 19th, 2004 at White Oak Conservation Center
    0.1 Damisi (Niko x Kwanini) December 13th, 2005 at Dallas Zoo

    Dallas Zoo - 2.3 (5)

    1.0 Uche (Kenda x Ayana) November 9th, 2011 at San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    1.0 Ikenge (Niko x Kwanini) July 16th, 2012 at Dallas Zoo
    0.1 Desi (Fons x Kamili) August 6th, 1999 at Dallas Zoo
    0.1 Kilua (Kiloro x Kuvua) November 30th, 2013 at Cincinnati Zoo
    0.1 Maziwa (Kheri x Anasi) December 4th, 2018 at White Oak Conservation Center

    Denver Zoo - 1.1 (2)

    1.0 Sekele (Biscotti x Safarani) June 10th, 2009 at San Diego Zoo
    0.1 Kalispell (Jekaro x Iosi) June 27th, 2009 at Denver Zoo

    Disney’s Animal Kingdom - 1.5 (6)


    1.0 Dazi (Mandazi x Zelda) October 1st, 2018 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
    0.1 Zenzelle (Fons x Bambessa) January 25th, 1997 at Dallas Zoo
    0.1 Zoe (Tano x Zenzelle) December 20th, 2001 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
    0.1 Zawadi (Shani x Iosi) June 17th, 2005 at Denver Zoo
    0.1 Zelda (Ayari x Zoe) July 3rd, 2006 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
    0.1 Olivia (Akili x Zoe) November 3rd, 2013 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

    Greensboro Science Center - 1.0 (1)

    1.0 Bakari (Ayari x Zenzelle) 2006 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

    Houston Zoo - 1.3 (4)

    1.0 Kwame (Gerard x Kindu) December 18th, 1999 at San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    0.1 Tulia (Nanoki x Siri) May 22nd, 2004 at White Oak Conservation Center
    0.1 Sukari (Biscotti x Safarani) July 10th, 2007 at San Diego Zoo
    0.1 Kivuli (Kwame x Sukari) July 19th, 2020 at Houston Zoo

    Los Angeles Zoo - 1.1 (2)

    1.0 Jackson (Zuri x Ayana) July 6th, 2014 at San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    0.1 Opey (Shani x Karama) December 20th, 2003 at Denver Zoo

    Maryland Zoo - 1.0 (1)

    1.0 Askari (Niko x Kwanini) December 8th, 2009 at Dallas Zoo

    Memphis Zoo - 2.0 (2)

    1.0 Miraq (Kwame x Tulia) November 6th, 2014 at Houston Zoo
    1.0 Riley (Kiloro x Kuvua) January 14th, 2020 at Cincinnati Zoo

    Nashville Zoo - 1.0 (1)

    1.0 Kwasi (Zuri x Ayana) June 17th, 2012 at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

    Oklahoma City Zoo - 1.1 (2)

    1.0 Bosomi (Ulimi x Likimi) September 30th, 2018 at Sedgwick County Zoo
    0.1 Kayin (Kidomo x Caroli) November 9th, 2015 at Oklahoma City Zoo

    Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo - 1.1 (2)

    1.0 Jabari (Sekele x Kalispell) February 4th, 2014 at Denver Zoo
    0.1 Kali (Romakari x Mira) August 4th, 2001 at White Oak Conservation Center

    Potawatomi Zoo - 2.0 (2)

    1.0 Corky (Hiari x Semliki) June 9th, 2013 at Brookfield Zoo
    1.0 Will (Hiari x Augusta K) March 21st, 2015 at Brookfield Zoo

    Roosevelt Park Zoo - 1.0 (1)

    1.0 Akili (Max x Kuamba) June 12th, 1999 at Bronx Zoo

    Sacramento Zoo - 2.0 (2)

    1.0 Molimo (Akili x Zenzelle) September 6th, 2012 at Disney's Animal Kingdom
    1.0 Forest (Sekele x Kalispell) December 4th, 2017 at Denver Zoo

    St. Louis Zoo - 1.0 (1)

    1.0 Akia (Ulimi x Likimi) May 30th, 2010 at Sedgwick County Zoo

    San Antonio Zoo - 1.1 (2)

    1.0 Epulu (Ulimi x Likimi) May 5th, 2012 at Sedgwick County Zoo
    0.1 Ludimi (Biscotti x Safarani) August 22nd, 2011 at San Diego Zoo

    San Diego Zoo - 4.2 (6)

    1.0 Zuri (Kenda x Makini) June 16th, 2008 at San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    1.0 Mosi (Amare x Mbaya) July 21st, 2017 at San Diego Zoo
    1.0 Elombe (Nanoki x Subira) January 11th, 2019 at San Diego Zoo
    1.0 Toby (Mosi x Subira) February 2021 at San Diego Zoo
    0.1 Safarani (Miki x Bambessa) January 18th, 1992 at Dallas Zoo
    0.1 Subira (Biscotti x Safarani) May 19th, 2013 at San Diego Zoo

    San Diego Zoo Safari Park - 3.3 (6)

    1.0 Nanoki (Romakari x Mateso) June 11th, 1995 at White Oak Conservation Center
    1.0 Matoke (Karatasi x Miliki) April 12th, 2012 at Columbus Zoo
    1.0 Mpangi (Nanoki x Mbaya) January 2020 at San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    0.1 Makini (Gerard x Kindu) May 14th, 1998 at San Diego Zoo
    0.1 Mbaya (Poucet x Kweli) February 28th, 2009 at Bronx Zoo
    0.1 Mahameli (Akia x Manala) January 5th, 2017 at Saint Louis Zoo

    Sedgwick County Zoo - 3.2 (5)

    1.0 Ulimi (Gerard x Kindu) November 19th, 1997 at San Diego Zoo
    1.0 Kadin (Chuma x Kelle) December 13th, 2001 at San Diego Zoo
    1.0 Kapu (Kadin x Amani) February 14th, 2020 at Sedgwick County Zoo
    0.1 Likimi (Sungura x Azizi) January 15th, 2005 at Cincinnati Zoo
    0.1 Amani (Ulimi x Likimi) May 30th, 2016 at Sedgwick County Zoo

    Tanganyika Wildlife Park - 2.1 (3)

    1.0 Udumu (Bakari x Ingasu) September 28th, 2010 at White Oak Conservation Center
    1.0 Amaranta (Amare x Makini) January 18th, 2015 at San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    0.1 Moyo (Kiloro x Kuvua) February 12th, 2017 at Cincinnati Zoo

    White Oak Conservation Center - 6.10 (6)

    1.0 Romakari (Ikenge x Lomel) November 21st, 1989 at Epulu Okapi Station
    1.0 Howard (Nanoki x Siri) December 8th, 2009 at White Oak Conservation Center
    1.0 Kheri (Kitabu x Kamina) June 7th, 2011 at Rotterdam Zoo
    1.0 Gouester (Kheri x Zulu) March 19th, 2019 at White Oak Conservation Center
    1.0 Chimbuko (Kheri x Asili) June 1st, 2019 at White Oak Conservation Center
    1.0 Nanasi (UNK x UNK) March 2021 at White Oak Conservation Center
    0.1 Ingasu (Romakari x Amani) October 11th, 1993 at White Oak Conservation Center
    0.1 Demani (Romakari x Elphie) August 22nd, 2008 at White Oak Conservation Center
    0.1 Safiri (Biscotti x Makini) September 4th, 2011 at San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    0.1 Nia (Kidomo x Caroli) November 13th, 2011 at Oklahoma City Zoo
    0.1 Zulu (Bakari x Zolo) June 21st, 2012 at White Oak Conservation Center
    0.1 Namba (Poucet x Damani) November 12th, 2013 at Bronx Zoo
    0.1 Anasi (Bakari x Demani) September 19th, 2014 at White Oak Conservation Center
    0.1 Zukia (Bakari x Zolo) December 16th, 2014 at White Oak Conservation Center
    0.1 Pilipili (Kheri x Nia) March 8th, 2018 at White Oak Conservation Center
    0.1 Moja (Kheri x Namba) April 3rd, 2018 at White Oak Conservation Center

    Note: This is probably not 100% accurate as my source for White Oak’s population is a couple years outdated.

    Zoológico de León - 1.0 (1)

    1.0 Armando (Akili x Zelda) December 2015 at Disney's Animal Kingdom

    Zoo Miami - 1.1 (2)

    1.0 Zeke (Ayari x Zenzelle) June 18th, 2009 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
    0.1 Nafuna (Akili x Zawadi) June 21st, 2012 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

    Zoo Tampa - 1.0 (1)

    1.0 Zach (Tano x Zenzelle) February 26th, 2004 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
     
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    The third male at the Audubon Species Survival Center is "Mosi" from the San Diego Zoo. "Omar" is the same animal as "Amare". He was renamed when he arrived at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park because they already had an animal with a very similar name.

    That said, San Diego only has 2.1 animals currently, "Zuri", Toby", and "Subira".

    There are some other errors, but unfortunately I am not at liberty to discuss them because they've not been announced. Overall, very nice work, though!
     
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    For purposes of completeness, the real/original name of "Opey" in Los Angeles is Baraka. The LA Zoo must've gotten a donation to rename her sometime between when she gave birth to Bomani and Kota, as her name is different in the press release for each birth.
     
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    Yes, I know. I listed her name as Opey since that’s what they call her now. I changed the names of any individuals who have had their names changed in all my population lists. :)

    On a side note, I wish zoos would just stick with animals’ birth names. I hate it when they change their names and it becomes very difficult to track the individuals down especially when they’re transferred to different zoos.
     
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    January 2022 - Updated List:

    Note: There haven't been any publicly announced deaths, births, or transfers since this list was last updated but I found out about a few deaths and transfers recently so I updated the list with this.

    Audubon Species Survival Center - 3.2 (5)

    1.0 Kikari (Kidomo x Caroli) August 15th, 2009 at Oklahoma City Zoo
    1.0 Omar (Bakari x Zolo) December 8th, 2010 at White Oak Conservation Center
    1.0 Mosi (Omar x Mbaya) July 21st, 2017 at San Diego Zoo
    0.1 Minazi Sasa (El Jewar x Miliki) May 7th, 2016 at Columbus Zoo
    0.1 Asili (Kheri x Safiri) May 14th, 2017 at White Oak Conservation Center - pregnant!

    Blank Park Zoo - 1.0 (1)

    1.0 Romakari (Molimo x Almasi) September 9th, 2018 at Denver Zoo

    Brookfield Zoo - 2.2 (4)

    1.0 Bomani (Jamal x Opey) August 26th, 2013 at Los Angeles Zoo
    1.0 JP (Hiari x Augusta K) May 16th, 2017 at Brookfield Zoo
    0.1 Makemba (Ayari x Zoe) October 1st, 2011 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
    0.1 Kota (Jackson x Opey) November 10th, 2017 at Los Angeles Zoo

    Bronx Zoo - 1.1 (2)

    1.0 Magani (Niko x Desi) May 28th, 2010 at Dallas Zoo
    0.1 Dakota (Poucet x Kweli) February 8th, 2017 at Bronx Zoo

    Cheyenne Mountain Zoo - 1.0 (1)


    1.0 Bahati (Zach x Betty) January 6th, 2013 at Zoo Tampa

    Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden - 1.1 (2)

    1.0 Kiloro (Nanoki x Siri) August 3rd, 2007 at White Oak Conservation Center
    0.1 Kuvua (Sungura x Lisala) November 4th, 2008 at Cincinnati Zoo

    Columbus Zoo & Aquarium - 1.2 (3)

    1.0 El Jewar (Fons x Kamili) August 26th, 1995 at Dallas Zoo
    0.1 Miliki (Romakari x Kutoa) January 19th, 2004 at White Oak Conservation Center
    0.1 Damisi (Niko x Kwanini) December 13th, 2005 at Dallas Zoo

    Dallas Zoo - 2.3 (5)

    1.0 Uche (Kenda x Ayana) November 9th, 2011 at San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    1.0 Ikenge (Niko x Kwanini) July 16th, 2012 at Dallas Zoo
    0.1 Desi (Fons x Kamili) August 6th, 1999 at Dallas Zoo
    0.1 Kilua (Kiloro x Kuvua) November 30th, 2013 at Cincinnati Zoo
    0.1 Maziwa (Kheri x Anasa) December 4th, 2018 at White Oak Conservation Center

    Denver Zoo - 1.1 (2)

    1.0 Sekele (Biscotti x Safarani) June 10th, 2009 at San Diego Zoo
    0.1 Kalispell (Jekaro x Iosi) June 27th, 2009 at Denver Zoo

    Disney’s Animal Kingdom - 2.4 (6)


    1.0 Dazi (Mandazi x Zelda) October 1st, 2018 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
    1.0 Elombe (Nanoki x Subira) January 11th, 2019 at San Diego Zoo
    0.1 Zenzelle (Fons x Bambessa) January 25th, 1997 at Dallas Zoo
    0.1 Zawadi (Shani x Iosi) June 17th, 2005 at Denver Zoo
    0.1 Zelda (Ayari x Zoe) July 3rd, 2006 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
    0.1 Olivia (Akili x Zoe) November 3rd, 2013 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

    Greensboro Science Center - 1.0 (1)

    1.0 Bakari (Ayari x Zenzelle) 2006 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

    Houston Zoo - 1.2 (3)

    1.0 Kwame (Gerard x Kindu) December 18th, 1999 at San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    0.1 Sukari (Biscotti x Safarani) July 10th, 2007 at San Diego Zoo
    0.1 Kivuli (Kwame x Sukari) July 19th, 2020 at Houston Zoo

    Los Angeles Zoo - 1.1 (2)

    1.0 Jackson (Zuri x Ayana) July 6th, 2014 at San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    0.1 Opey (Shani x Karama) December 20th, 2003 at Denver Zoo

    Maryland Zoo - 1.0 (1)

    1.0 Askari (Niko x Kwanini) December 8th, 2009 at Dallas Zoo

    Memphis Zoo - 2.0 (2)

    1.0 Miraq (Kwame x Tulia) November 6th, 2014 at Houston Zoo
    1.0 Riley (Kiloro x Kuvua) January 14th, 2020 at Cincinnati Zoo

    Nashville Zoo - 1.0 (1)

    1.0 Kwasi (Zuri x Ayana) June 17th, 2012 at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

    Oklahoma City Zoo - 1.1 (2)

    1.0 Bosomi (Ulimi x Likimi) September 30th, 2018 at Sedgwick County Zoo
    0.1 Kayin (Kidomo x Caroli) November 9th, 2015 at Oklahoma City Zoo

    Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo - 1.1 (2)

    1.0 Jabari (Sekele x Kalispell) February 4th, 2014 at Denver Zoo
    0.1 Kali (Romakari x Mira) August 4th, 2001 at White Oak Conservation Center

    Potawatomi Zoo - 2.0 (2)

    1.0 Corky (Hiari x Semliki) June 9th, 2013 at Brookfield Zoo
    1.0 Will (Hiari x Augusta K) March 21st, 2015 at Brookfield Zoo

    Roosevelt Park Zoo - 1.0 (1)

    1.0 Akili (Max x Kuamba) June 12th, 1999 at Bronx Zoo

    Sacramento Zoo - 2.0 (2)

    1.0 Molimo (Akili x Zenzelle) September 6th, 2012 at Disney's Animal Kingdom
    1.0 Forest (Sekele x Kalispell) December 4th, 2017 at Denver Zoo

    St. Louis Zoo - 1.0 (1)

    1.0 Akia (Ulimi x Likimi) May 30th, 2010 at Sedgwick County Zoo

    San Antonio Zoo - 1.1 (2)

    1.0 Epulu (Ulimi x Likimi) May 5th, 2012 at Sedgwick County Zoo
    0.1 Ludimi (Biscotti x Safarani) August 22nd, 2011 at San Diego Zoo

    San Diego Zoo - 2.1 (3)

    1.0 Zuri (Kenda x Makini) June 16th, 2008 at San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    1.0 Toby (Mosi x Subira) February 2021 at San Diego Zoo
    0.1 Subira (Biscotti x Safarani) May 19th, 2013 at San Diego Zoo

    San Diego Zoo Safari Park - 3.3 (6)

    1.0 Nanoki (Romakari x Mateso) June 11th, 1995 at White Oak Conservation Center
    1.0 Matoke (Karatasi x Miliki) April 12th, 2012 at Columbus Zoo
    1.0 Mpangi (Nanoki x Mbaya) January 2020 at San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    0.1 Makini (Gerard x Kindu) May 14th, 1998 at San Diego Zoo
    0.1 Mbaya (Poucet x Kweli) February 28th, 2009 at Bronx Zoo
    0.1 Mahameli (Akia x Manala) January 5th, 2017 at Saint Louis Zoo

    Sedgwick County Zoo - 3.2 (5)

    1.0 Ulimi (Gerard x Kindu) November 19th, 1997 at San Diego Zoo
    1.0 Kadin (Chuma x Kelle) December 13th, 2001 at San Diego Zoo
    1.0 Kapu (Kadin x Amani) February 14th, 2020 at Sedgwick County Zoo
    0.1 Likimi (Sungura x Azizi) January 15th, 2005 at Cincinnati Zoo
    0.1 Amani (Ulimi x Likimi) May 30th, 2016 at Sedgwick County Zoo

    Tanganyika Wildlife Park - 2.1 (3)

    1.0 Udumu (Bakari x Ingasu) September 28th, 2010 at White Oak Conservation Center
    1.0 Amaranta (Omar x Makini) January 18th, 2015 at San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    0.1 Moyo (Kiloro x Kuvua) February 12th, 2017 at Cincinnati Zoo

    White Oak Conservation Center - 6.10 (16)

    1.0 Romakari (Ikenge x Lomel) November 21st, 1989 at Epulu Okapi Station
    1.0 Howard (Nanoki x Siri) December 8th, 2009 at White Oak Conservation Center
    1.0 Kheri (Kitabu x Kamina) June 7th, 2011 at Rotterdam Zoo
    1.0 Gouester (Kheri x Zulu) March 19th, 2019 at White Oak Conservation Center
    1.0 Chimbuko (Kheri x Asili) June 1st, 2019 at White Oak Conservation Center
    1.0 Nanasi (UNK x UNK) March 2021 at White Oak Conservation Center
    0.1 Ingasu (Romakari x Amani) October 11th, 1993 at White Oak Conservation Center
    0.1 Demani (Romakari x Elphie) August 22nd, 2008 at White Oak Conservation Center
    0.1 Safiri (Biscotti x Makini) September 4th, 2011 at San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    0.1 Nia (Kidomo x Caroli) November 13th, 2011 at Oklahoma City Zoo
    0.1 Zulu (Bakari x Zolo) June 21st, 2012 at White Oak Conservation Center
    0.1 Namba (Poucet x Damani) November 12th, 2013 at Bronx Zoo
    0.1 Anasa (Bakari x Demani) September 19th, 2014 at White Oak Conservation Center
    0.1 Zukia (Bakari x Zolo) December 16th, 2014 at White Oak Conservation Center
    0.1 Pilipili (Kheri x Nia) March 8th, 2018 at White Oak Conservation Center
    0.1 Moja (Kheri x Namba) April 3rd, 2018 at White Oak Conservation Center

    Note: This is probably not 100% accurate as my source for White Oak’s population is from summer 2020.

    Zoológico de León - 1.0 (1)

    1.0 Armando (Akili x Zelda) December 2015 at Disney's Animal Kingdom

    Zoo Miami - 1.1 (2)

    1.0 Zeke (Ayari x Zenzelle) June 18th, 2009 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
    0.1 Nafuna (Akili x Zawadi) June 21st, 2012 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

    Zoo Tampa - 1.0 (1)

    1.0 Zach (Tano x Zenzelle) February 26th, 2004 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

    Totat Population Count: 90 (50.40)
    Total US Population Count: 89 (49.40)
    Total Mexican Population Count: 1 (1.0)
     
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    Zoo Tampa's Zach is really up there in age, does anyone have any insight if they will continue to keep okapi when he passes?
     
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    I'd imagine, yes. Okapi can live up to 30 in captivity, and considering Zach is only 18 he could still have some years in him. Zoo Tampa will probably continue to hold Okapi's either way; whether it's a breeding pair or surplus individuals.
     
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    Fantastic, for some reason I thought their average age in captivity was in the early 20 years.
     
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    DAK have had Okapi for quite some time now! I believe since the park opened back in 1998.
     
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    The lodge is separate from the park
     
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    Both of these statements are correct, I have been the DAK a few times; but I have only been to the lodge once. I am supposed to go in June, so I will try and get more pictures of the lodge exhibits. The lodge and those exhibits are a separate area from the park.
     
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    I'd be very grateful for photos, and a species list! Here's what their Dec, 2021 USDA says:
    Common Eland
    Nyala
    Sitatunga
    Lesser Kudu
    Addax
    Impala
    Springbok
    Thomson's Gazelle (only one)
    Roan
    Common Waterbuck
    Brindle Wildebeest
    Steenbok (3)
    Giraffe
    Okapi
    Red River Hog
    Mountain Zebra
    Plains, etc Zebra
    Domestic Cattle
     
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    I saw 11 of those species on my visit. The seven I didn't see were okapi, nyala, sitatunga, springbok (saw at park), steenbok, plains Zebra, and red River hog. The domestic cattle is a watusi. I also saw a grey-crowned crane, Ostrich, Greater Flamingo, and Pink-backed Pelican. There was one savanna I didn't see though, so some (or all) of those seven species likely reside at that fourth savanna.
     
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    Kayin at Oklahoma City Zoo is pregnant:

    Oklahoma City Zoo's okapi is pregnant, due this fall

    Zoo officials said in a news release that okapi Kayin, 6, is pregnant and will give birth to her first calf in the fall. The calf will be the first offspring of the Oklahoma City Zoo's okapi pair, Kayin and Bosomi.

    Kayin was the last okapi born at the Oklahoma City Zoo in 2015.
     
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    4:2 Okapis at San Diego Zoo have moved temporarily to the Safari Park while their exhibit gets renovated.
     
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    As @IndianRhino has confirmed, and as I thought, San Diego only had three (2.1) Okapi.
     
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    She gave birth to a healthy male calf on September 7th: ‘Four little hooves and all ears!’ OKC Zoo announces birth of okapi calf

    Really great news that OKC has its first calf since 2015 but it’s unfortunate that it’s yet another male calf… our youngest female is 2 years old. Really hope
    the other pregnant female in the population, Asili, has a female calf soon, she’s been on birth watch for over a month at this point.
     
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  20. CleZooMan

    CleZooMan Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know if the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo in Cleveland, Ohio, ever had okapi? The zoo website doesn't say they ever did and I don't have proof they did, but I- along with my mom and another ZooChatter (CMZMan) vividly remember the zoo having them in 2006 or '07. We are all definitely not mixing up okapi with bongo or Cleveland with Columbus or Cincinnati.