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The Okapi lives in the Ituri rain forest in Africa. This animal is actually the only living relative of the giraffe. Okapi are brown and have a number of white stripes on their legs and rear end, but things are changing. Rain forests are growing smaller because of human settlement and climate change, so over the next 2,000 years, the Okapi will have to change with it. The Okapi will make adaptations to survive. Since trees are dying, there will be less places for the Okapi to hide from predators. It will have no stripes in the future so it can blend in with the environment, it will also have bigger ears to listen for predators. Lastly, it will grow claws to climb trees so it can escape predators. These are all the things the Okapi will need to have to survive in the future.