Name That Animal

The only rule is:  no researching.  Answer will be posted in the comments later today.  This baby animal comes courtesy of reader Jamie:

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15 Comments

  1. Baby okapi

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  2. Alysa

     /  June 29, 2012

    Okapi :)

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  3. mikken

     /  June 29, 2012

    Fergus. Fergus with a face only his mom could love.

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  4. You should put comments on moderation when you post these, so that everyone can throw in a fresh guess before the reveal.

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    • Good suggestion. OTOH, readers who want to can police themselves and avert their eyes from the other comments before posting a guess. We’re all on the honor system here, for better or for worse…

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  5. That’s an okapi. :)

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  6. Brennan Dogge

     /  June 29, 2012

    A beautiful Okapi baby. They have some of the best knee socks in the animal kingdom :-)

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  7. WillyBoy

     /  June 29, 2012

    Okapi or forrest giraffe

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  8. Liz Black Dog

     /  June 29, 2012

    I was going to say bongo, but I bet I’m wrong. ANYWAY HE’S ADORABLE.

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  9. laceysmom

     /  June 29, 2012

    Whatever it is – I want one now!!! So cute!

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  10. Okapi

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  11. I think everyone else already got it, they’re seriously cool looking as adults though!

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  12. ANSWER TIME

    As many of you smart people already know, this is a baby okapi. Interesting factoid from the Wiki entry:

    The tongue of the okapi is also long enough for the animal to wash its eyelids and clean its ears (inside and out). This sticky tongue is pointed and bluish grey in colour like that of the giraffe. Male okapis have short, skin-covered horns called ossicones. They have large ears, which help them detect their predator, the leopard.

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