On the basis of this, in Southern Africa,

The giraffe was seen as a representative of rain and fertility. The okapi is an animal that looks somewhat like the giraffe. It may also be found on the African continent, where it is shaped like a zebra with a giraffe’s head and neck.

The Okapi symbolism has been linked to magic due to their rarity. Hybridity is also represented by the Okapi and giraffes.

The oldest symbol of fertility is the nursing mother, which refers to agriculture as well. But the giraffe suckling young is a distinct symbol: it represents the sun’s continuous birth.