The okapi is an animal that lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The okapi has stripes on its hind legs but its closest cousin in the giraffe. The okapi’s body is covered in dark reddish brown fur that is thick and velvety but very oily, that helps it keep dry in water and rainy days. Okapis are herbivores so they generally eat plants. They are an endangered species but there are still 25,000 individuals left in the wild.
I think that to adapt to the new environment in 1000 years the okapi would have longer legs so that they go inside the water and still have their body dry so only their legs get wet. I also think that the okapis feet are going to become flatter and wider so that the okapi can squish things when it is walking and so it will be able to swim better.
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