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This unusual exhibit depicts the Ituri Rainforest region in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This area is home to numerous unusual endemic species of animals including the Okapi (the Giraffe’s closest relative). Other species to be exhibited include the Bongo, Yellow Backed and Blue Duikers, the Red River Hog, Dwarf Nile Crocodile, Turaco, Congo Peafowl and numerous reptiles and insects. The Ituri is also home to several groups of native peoples including the Mbuti and the Leti. And in addition to exhibiting the animals, the exhibit is intended to also interpret the lifestyles of the native peoples in the rainforest.