June 10, 2006

Okapi: Forest Giraffe

Once, a cohort and I set out on an enormous quest - a journey that entailed aspiring to encounter an Okapi in its domain - in wild nature. With little but wits and trust, we pursued a course for the Virunga Mountains straddling Uganda, Rwanda and the former Zaire, rising in the heart of Africa. Nothing was left in reserve.

That was 1993.

In the wilds of the internet today, that quest was realized - and in no small way; the noble creature has returned from apparent extinction to make it so.

Posted by mark at June 10, 2006 03:07 AM