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Discover iconic animals when you step Into Africa at London Zoo. 

What are the differences between common hippos and pygmy hippos? Why does a zebra have stripes? Which elusive animal is closely related to the giraffe?

You'll find these animals and more in London Zoo's pink zone

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  • Giraffes in their indoor and outdoor enclosures at London Zoo
    Giraffa camelopardalis


    Giraffes have the same number of neck bones as humans – although theirs are linked by ball and socket joints enabling them far greater flexibility. 

  • A Chapman's zebra at London Zoo
    Equus quagga


    With some of the most famously patterned coats in the world, no two zebras ever have the same stripe pattern, and Chapman's zebras have faint brown stripes between their black stripes. 

  • Okapi at London Zoo
    Okapia johnstoni


    Shy and elusive animals, okapis were only discovered by western zoologists from ZSL in 1901, although were well known to the Congolese forest people before this time.

  • Pygmy hippo at London zoo
    Choeropsis liberiensis

    Pygmy hippo

    There are less than 2500 pygmy hippos left in the wild, and they are the only surviving member of their genus.

  • Warthog at London Zoo
    Phacochoerus africanus


    Warthogs can jump over two metres into the air to avoid danger.

  • Pair of African wild dogs sitting
    African wild dogs

    African wild dog

    They have an 80% hunt success rate, making them one of the most successful predators on earth.

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