Okapi

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The okapi has larger, more flexible ears and a relatively longer neck than other ruminants, perhaps correlated with locomotor coordination of the giraffid pacing gait.

The relationships between the length of the forelimbs and hind limbs in okapi are similar to those found in other artiodactyl genera.

The okapi has larger, more flexible ears and a relatively longer neck than other ruminants, though, which is perhaps correlated with locomotor coordination of the giraffid pacing gait.

Unlike the giraffe, the okapi has interdigital glands on all four feet, with the glands being slightly larger on the front feet.

Sources: (Bodmer & Rabb, 1992; Palkovacs, 2000; San Diego Zoo Global, 2017)
Image: Tambako the Jaguar

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