Cutest Baby Animals at U.S. Zoos
Courtesy of Dallas Zoo
Ikenge, Okapi, Dallas Zoo
Okapis are members of the giraffe family and live deep within the tropical rainforests of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Baby Ikenge may be a Texas native, but he retains a connection to his homeland. He’s named after a town in the Congo as well as his grandfather, who, tragically, was killed by poachers during a recent attack on the Okapi Wildlife Reserve. Ikenge sticks by his mother and, like most okapis, is naturally shy.