Because of its long legs, the okapi can gallop at speeds of 56.3kph, but like giraffes, the okapi must splay its legs to reach the ground when drinking.
The okapi has a pacing gait at about 16 kilometers per hour, or 10 miles per hour. When pacing, they move their forelegs and hindlegs forward together, followed by the legs on the other side.
When galloping, the okapi can attain speeds of about 56.3 kilometers per hour, (35 miles per hour.) They use the same left side-right side pattern when galloping.
Like the giraffe, the okapi must splay its legs to reach the ground when drinking.