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University College, London, England

Catalogue number : 1864.7.2.3. (old number: 1449a)

Sex: female

Locality: –

Date of acquisition: 1864

History of mount: original mount of straw


head – body 2,400 m
tail 0,410 m
ear 0,165 m
hindfoot, left 0,480 m
hindfoot, right 0,440 m
shoulder height 1,180 m
State of preservation: poor, left ear off but present; skin cracked; crude repairs

Further material of same individual: the complete skeleton in the collection, which was believed to belong to this skin, is that of a male and is probably that of the third London Zoo quagga whose skin is considered to be the one at the Wiesbaden Museum.

References: Lydekker (1904); Renshaw (1904); Ridgeway (1909); Flower (1929); 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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