Okapi Copenhagen Zoo Poster
Okapi live in the wild in only one country in the world, the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa. They're found in tropical forests in the northeastern part of the DRC. They live at pretty high altitudes, between 500 and 1,000 meters (between about 1,500 and 3,300 feet), where the days are warm and humid and the nights are cool. In the forest, okapi stay within certain areas-called 'home ranges'-that may or may not include other okapi. Home ranges of female okapi cover several square kilometers. Adult males have larger home ranges of about 10.5 square km, and they may wander up to 4 km in a day.