Okapi, Addax, Skink Among New Animals at Blank Park Zoo
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Blank Park Zoo is welcoming a group of new animals ... many of which you've probably never heard of. The biggest new addition is an okapi named Kidomo. The 656 lb. relative of the giraffe will be on exhibit next to the rhinos. The okapi is an endangered species. Much of its habitat in Africa has been destroyed due to mining for a rare metal used in cell phones.