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Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet, Stockholm, Sweden

Catalogue number : Mam Ex. 14

Sex: foetus

Locality: Cape Colony

Date of acquisition: 1775 Remarks on acquisition: brought to Sweden by A. Sparrman

History of mount: original mount of straw; repairs with two hand-sized white leather patches might be of a later date.


head – body 1,93 m
tail 0,29 m
ear 0,15 m
hindfoot 0,43 m
shoulder height 1,18 m
State of preservation: fair, mane almost lost

Further material of same individual: –

References: Renshaw (1904); Ridgeway (1909); Lonnberg (1910); 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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