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Naturhistorisches Museum, Mainz, Germany

Catalogue number: 1955/13

Sex: male

Locality: –

Date of acquisition: 1840-50 (Hilzheimer 1912)

History of mount: original


head – body 2,020 m
tail 0,365 m
ear 0,150 m
hindfoot 0,440 m
shoulder height 1,130 m
State of preservation: fair, skin cracked

Further material of same individual: –

References: Hilzheimer (1912); Schwartz (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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