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Okapi Behind-the-Scenes

Which animal at the Park is the closest living relative to the giraffe, has zebra stripes on its hind end, and has velvety oily fur? If you said the okapi, you'd bet your ossicones that you're right! Learn more about this animal experience!

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Which animal at the Park is the closest living relative to the giraffe, has zebra stripes on its hind end, and has velvety oily fur? If you said the okapi, you’d bet your ossicones that you’re right! This spring, join us to meet these elusive forest ungulates up close in this exclusive behind the scenes experience. You’ll meet Moyo, our female okapi, and have the chance to take a photo with her, feed her some snacks, and she’ll even help you create a painting that you get to take home! Okapi were unknown to the western world until the 20th century, and our expert keepers will answer all your questions about these fascinating creatures!

*8 person maximum

**Children under 16 must have an adult participant with them**

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    A Day in the Okapi Behind-the-Scenes

    Testimonials

    The big difference to this zoo beyond the animal experiences to other zoos that I greatly appreciated is that when it came time to do the events the zoo keepers offered to take pictures for us while we interacted with the animals. As a mom I feel like we never get the opportunity to be in the photos with our kids. We are always the silent partner behind the camera trying to capture the memory. It was so nice to just focus on the interactions.

    Brittany Moore

    First time going today with my daughter (she’s 15 months), and we had a blast. Loved feeding the Lorikeets, giraffe, and lemurs. I want to give a shout-out to all the staff interactions we had today. Was helpful from the front desk to every corner of the park. Glad we bought the gold pass! Will definitely be a weekly trip for us.

    Joseph Maghe

    Unique zoo experience! Many rare animals that you do not see at many zoos. The opportunity to feed some of the animals is one of the best parts of the experience. The animal meet and greets do cost extra, but are more than worth it. Lifetime memories made for sure!

    Grynnon Barrett

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