The Okapi is an animal found only in the Ituri Rainforest located in the Northeast of the D.R.Congo. The Okapi is a solitary and very shy animal. They are a blend of a zebra and giraffe. Their back legs resemble of a zebra and their front body bears the resemblance of a giraffe. They weren't known to the western world until 1901, when a British explorer, Harry Johnson, introduced them to the world. They are on the endangered list and it is believed that there are only 10,000 left living in the wild. We did not pick the Okapi as a random symbol -- it represents the rarity, singularity and exclusivity of our products, but most importantly it represents our roots.