You may never have heard of okapis, but as we return to Chester in the Secret Life of the Zoo, you might just fall in love with them…
Okapis are the only living relatives of the giraffe, and what they lack in height compared to their taller cousins, they make up for in charm and elegance.
Male Dicky has lost his mojo and is no longer interested in his mate, Stuma, but okapi keeper Gareth has a plan to re-light their fire.
At the butterfly house, Atlas moths Dave and Simon are on the lookout for love – and they need to get a move on because they only live for three or four days.
Finally, there’s the pitter-patter of tiny paws for African painted dogs Ville and K’mana.