The Okapi is a relative of the giraffe found in the dense rainforests of Central Africa. It has a reddish-brown coat with distinct white stripes on its legs and hindquarters. The Okapi is the only known mammal to have a long, prehensile tongue that it uses to strip leaves from trees. They are also known to make low-pitched vocalizations. Okapis are shy and solitary animals, and their populations are threatened by habitat loss and poaching. They are listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List, with fewer than 15,000 individuals remaining in the wild.