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Natur Museum Senckenberg, Frankfurt, Germany

Catalogue number: 19207

Sex: registered as male, skin has no sexual organs

Locality: –

Date of acquisition: 1831

History of mount: remounted at Frankfurt (Lotichus 1912 )


head – body 2,100 m
tail 0,450 m
ear 0,145 m
hindfoot 0,450 m
shoulder height 1,090 m
State of preservation: good, much patched

References: Hilzheimer (1912); Lotichuis (1912), Antonius (1931)

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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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