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Städtisches Museum, Wiesbaden, Germany

Catalogue number : 442

Sex: male

Locality: –

Date of acquisition: 1865

History of mount: original mount


head – body 2,000 m
tail 0,430 m
ear, left 0,180 m
ear, right 0,180 m
hindfoot 0,450 m
shoulder height 1,090 m
State of preservation: fair; shrinkage has caused the opening of seams and several cracks in the skin, especially of the right side.

Further material of same individual: it is considered that the skeleton at the British Museum (Natural History) London, belongs to this individual

References: Anon (1858); Ridgeway (1909); Hilzheimer (1912); Antonius (1931)

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8 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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