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Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel, Switzerland

Catalogue number : 897

Sex: female

Locality: received from Shilow/Whittlesea, Eastern Cape Province

Date of acquisition: 1862/63

History of mount: re-mounted in 1929 by dermo-sculptor G. Ruprecht

Desciption of striking features:


head – body 2,14 m
tail 0,38 m
ear 0,15 m
hindfoot 0,47 m
shoulder height 1,20 m
State of preservation: good

Further material of same individual: skull (No. 2860) and skeleton parts (No. 8099, 10304) in collection


References: Ridgeway (1909); Roux (1910); Griffini (1913); Antonius (1931)

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2 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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