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The Okapi

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Some like to see bunnies, so hoppy, with small twitching noses and floppy, cute ears—or a llama, the cause of such drama;* but I’d rather see an okapi! Stumped viewers are always inquiring, “What’s that creature?” They stare, admiring this zebra-giraffe,** for it is neither one nor the other—and so awe-inspiring. *a reference to the popular children’s story “Drama Llama” (about a llama that gossips and stirs up trouble among the other animals) and the topic of entertaining videos **another name for the okapi, native to the Congo May 7, 2018, posted and entered in Line Gauthier's Your Favorite Animal in the Wild Contest

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Date: 5/7/2018 2:46:00 PM
A fun and educational limerick, Janice. That animal is pretty and ugly all rolled up into one but one look in the mirror and i think,"Who am I to criticize"lol
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 5/7/2018 4:58:00 PM
It IS pretty and ugly . . . ! Also, the stripes look like the leggings I see some women wearing! All it needs is a long tunic top. Thanks for the nice comment, Daniel! Janice
Date: 5/7/2018 12:19:00 PM
Learned something new today..didn't know about this animal. Your poem educates and entertains..original and unique. Best for a win, Janice.
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 5/7/2018 12:58:00 PM
Thank you so much, Vijay! My grandson used to have some little animal figures; one was of this odd-looking zebra/giraffe-like creature which I found amazing! Janice
Date: 5/7/2018 12:15:00 PM
fabulous funny and informative limericks Janice - what a fascinating animal it is:-) hugs jan xx
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 5/7/2018 12:59:00 PM
Thank you so much, Jan! Yes, the okapi is truly amazing. Janice