London Zoo Honors Prince Harry's Fiancee
Via a baby okapi
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 18, 2018 11:53 AM CST
Meghan the baby okapi with her mother Oni at the zoo in London. London Zoo has honored Prince Harry's fiancee by naming its newborn okapi after her.   (Zoological Society of London via AP)
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(Newser) – London Zoo has honored Prince Harry's fiancee by naming its newborn okapi after her. The zoo said Wednesday the animal born in early December was named Meghan to celebrate the upcoming wedding of Harry and American actress Meghan Markle. The okapi (oh-COP-ee) have striped hindquarters like zebras but are related to giraffes, reports the AP. Native to the Democratic Republic of Congo, they sometimes are called a forest giraffe or zebra giraffe.

Zoo officials say the young mammal is doing well and that Meghan's mother, Oni, watches over her while she sleeps. Zookeeper Gemma Metcalf said the birth is "a great opportunity to draw attention to the okapi, which is an extremely endangered species." Harry and Markle's wedding is planned for May 19.


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