Currently, the okapi, native to the DR Congo, has white marks on its legs to mimic sunlight through trees. Its long tongue allows it to reach leaves on trees, a central part of its plant-based diet. It has a coat of thick, oily fur to protect it from rainfall. The okapi's biggest threat is deforestation. To minimize water/vegetation usage, it may shrink size. It’ll have to eat more grass, so its tongue will change. It won’t have places to camouflage or hide anymore, so it will have to run from its predators and become less plump and more light-footed. Its markings may disappear and its dark brown fur may turn yellower to match the grass. The okapi's fur may become shorter so it doesn’t get hot with the rising temperature(which the DRC will be gravely affected by).
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