Okapi were previously thought to be nocturnal, but are now considered diurnal with 30-50% of their day spent resting, and foraging occurring in the mid-morning or late afternoon.
Okapi were previously thought to be nocturnal, but are now considered mainly diurnal.
Okapi feeding peaks at mid-morning and late afternoon. They mostly forage during the day, but have also been recorded feeding at night.
30-50% of the okapi’s day is spent resting. There may be some okapi movement during the first few hours of darkness and most nocturnal movement occurs on moon-lit nights.
Sources: (Grzimek, 1990; Mallon, et al., 2015; Nixon & Lusenge, 2008; Palkovacs, 2000)
Image: Mark Dumont