News Meghan Markle Now Has a Rare Baby Animal Named After Her at the London Zoo By Alexandra Whittaker Alexandra Whittaker Instagram Twitter Website Alexandra Whittaker is a news and pop culture editor based in New York City. She studied at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and at Marquette University, where she freelanced for USA Today, Women's Wear Daily, and ELLE. She currently leads both the news and entertainment teams at Cosmopolitan magazine and previously worked as the news editor of InStyle.com where she spearheaded awards coverage. She enjoys writing and editing news stories, interviewing celebrities, and covering the intricacies of the British royal family. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on January 18, 2018 @ 10:45AM Pin Share Tweet Email Prince Harry and Meghan Markle royal wedding fever is real, and even the animal kingdom is catching on. In lieu of the big day in May, the London Zoo has taken steps to honor the royal couple by naming an endangered animal after them. DOMINIC LIPINSKI/AFP/Getty The London Zoo named a rare newborn okapi after Markle, giving the baby the name "Meghan." Meghan the okapi was born in December, the zoo announced Tuesday, and will stay at the zoo with her mom. “A new birth is always cause for celebration, but Meghan’s important arrival is also a great opportunity to draw attention to the okapi, which is an extremely endangered species," said zookeeper Gemma Metcalf in a statement. This is what an okapi looks like: WENN.com The okapi are related to giraffes and have striped legs like zebras. They're sometimes called "forest giraffes" or "zebra giraffes," according to USA Today. Both Meghan the okapi and her mom, Oni, are doing well.