DENVER (CBS4)– The Denver Zoo is celebrating the birth of an endangered species. “Forest” the okapi was born Dec. 4.

The species is known as the Forest Giraffe or Zebra Giraffe.

(credit: Denver Zoo)

Forest couldn’t stand or nurse at first so he underwent a plasma transfusion to get the nutrients he needed.

(credit: Denver Zoo)

He’s doing much better now but will stay behind the scenes for a few more weeks before he makes his public debut.

(credit: Denver Zoo)

(credit: Denver Zoo)

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