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Sanity Break: Baby Okapi

Before the news inundates us, a glimpse of some of God’s stuff…

This baby okapi was born at the Brookfield Zoo, Chicago, in 2011. Isn’t she beautiful? And remember, we’re looking at an animal that Western scientists didn’t know existed at the start of the 20th century. In 1899, the okapi would have been a subject for cryptozoology. In 1901, it became part of just plain zoology.

I have a lot of sympathy for cryptozoologists. As soon as they discover something, it isn’t crypto anymore.

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