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Naturkunde Museum, Bamberg, Germany

Bamberg Quagga
Catalogue number : 236 (mammal catalogue)

Sex: female?

Locality: –

Date of acquisition: 9 November 1858

History of mount: re-mounted in 1969 by dermo-sculptor Kaestner, Berlin

Desciption of striking features: face unstriped; light flanking of dorsal median stripe not interrupted


head – body 1,935 m
tail 0,410 m
ear 0,165 m
hindfoot 0,490 m
shoulder height 1,100 m
State of preservation: good

Further material of same individual: –

References: Schwarz (1912); 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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