okapi http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Video: Baby Okapi Makes Saint Louis Zoo Debut http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/video-baby-okapi-makes-saint-louis-zoo-debut <p>The Saint Louis Zoo has released photos and video of one of its newest editions, a baby okapi named Umeme.&nbsp;</p><p>The zoo says the name is&nbsp;Swahili for “lightning."</p><p>Umeme, a female, weighed in at just over 52 pounds when she was born on June 17. Okapis are also known as "forest giraffes" and the zoo says they're likely endangered in the wild due to hunting and political crises in their native area of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The zoo says the animals are one of the last mammals "discovered" by the scientific community, as the "discovery" came in 1901.</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 14:06:40 +0000 Kelsey Proud 29082 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Video: Baby Okapi Makes Saint Louis Zoo Debut