The Okapi Wildlife Reserve is a World Heritage Site in the Ituri Forest in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, near the borders with Sudan and Uganda. At approximately 14,000 km², it covers a massive territory. Nomadic Mbuti pygmies and indigenous Bantu farmers live within the reserve. The reserve is home to 4000-6000 okapis, out of a global population of around 10,000–20,000. It is also the location of the Epulu Conservation and Research Center, on the Epulu River. This facility dates back to 1928 when the camp was founded by American anthropologist Patrick Putnam. The Okapi Wildlife Reserve is also home to other interesting or endangered animals, such as the forest elephant, and at least 13 species of anthropoid primates.
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