Highly selective feeder on leaves, fruits, seeds, ferns, fungi of some 100 plant species.
Okapis have a dark blue tongue for reaching leaves high in the trees.
They selectively feed on fast-growing, light-dependent plants.
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Bodmer & Gubista (1988)
Bodmer & Rabb (1992)
Crissey et al. (2001)
Hart & Hart (1988)