Our beautiful okapi, Oni, is pregnant! She's been having regular ultrasounds since keepers first suspected she was pregnant last August - using daily training to make sure she is completely comfortable with the scans. She’s actually a big fan of the ultrasound gel, which is clearly very tasty as she loves trying to lick it off!
Oni is now heading into her second trimester and both mother and baby are doing very well; we can now clearly see the curve of a spine and a strong heartbeat, which means we hope to hear the pitter patter of tiny hooves sometime between August and November this year.
Find out more about the amazing work of ZSL London Zoo’s vets this February half-term at Vets in Action. From Saturday 15 to Sunday 23 February kids will be able to truly step into the role of a vet at ZSL London Zoo, during a packed week of interactive family events celebrating their incredible work.