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The London Zoo Just Named Their Newest Animal After Meghan Markle

The endangered newborn Okapi will forever bear the name of Prince Harry's bride-to-be.
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It's been a series of firsts for Meghan Markle lately: From Christmas with the Royal Family to her first official outing and curtsy, Markle has thrown herself headlong into her royal duties. But what could have prepared her for this novel experience?

On Tuesday, January 16th, the London Zoo welcomed their newest exotic animal, a newborn Okapi:


And they named her Meghan "in celebration of this year's forthcoming royal wedding"! What better way to celebrate a new life than with a namesake that represents a new love and new chapter for the crown?



Okapis, known also as forest giraffe or zebra giraffe, are highly endangered mammals native to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Africa. We already know that Markle has a way with animals, like her uncanny instant closeness to the Queen's corgis, so perhaps this Okapi's royal namesake is kismet.

*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com
*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors

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