Into Africa offers the opportunity to come eye to eye with some of Africa’s most unusual animals. Giraffes, zebras, okapis, warthogs and African hunting dogs all feature in this exciting exhibit.
ZSL is involved in conservation of the okapi though a project which supports the management of the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa. During a survey conducted in 2008, camera traps snapped landmark images of the elusive okapi in the Watalinga Forest, northern sector of the Virunga National Park which proved that the species had a wider distribution than previously thought. The study also investigated the threats faced by the Watalinga okapi population and found that their extinction was likely unless immediate action was taken to monitor and protect them.