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Museum für Naturkunde, Humboldt Universität, Berlin, Germany

Catalogue number : 4832 (old number: A1133)

Sex: female

Locality: –

Date of acquisition:1867

History of mount: original mount (stuffed with straw)

Description of striking features:


head – body 2,20 m
tail 0,35 m
ear 0,15 m
hindfoot 0,47 m
shoulder height 1,11 m
State of preservation: good, probably not faded

Further material of same individual: skull in collection

References: Renshaw (1904); Ridgeway (1909); Hilzheimer (1912); Antonius (1931, 1951); Opperman (1970); Liversidge and Ffolliott (1971)

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8 months ago

Prof. Peter Heywood of Brown University, recently published a well-researched and in-depth book on the Quagga. He is pictured here with the Studbook Manger, Bernard Wooding, (on the left) and the Project Co Ordinator, March Turnbull, (on the right) during a field trip to Elandsberg. The book published by Cambridge University Press in 2022 is titled: The Life, Extinction and Rebreeding of Quagga Zebra. Significance for Conservation.
ISBN 9781108917735.
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