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Zoological Museum, Tring, England

Catalogue number : 394830

Sex: appears to be female; two large nipples present, vulva skin forming hump

Locality: –

Date of acquisition: 1889

History of mount: re-mounted by Edw. Gerrard before 1889


head – body 2,37 m
tail 0,37 m
ear 0,18 m
hindfoot, left 0,48 m
hindfoot, right 0,47 m
shoulder height 1,19 m
State of preservation: good

Further material of same individual: skeleton was mounted at Amsterdam in 1855- now lost (Tuijn 1966)

References: Sclater (1901); Pocock (1904); Ridgeway (1909); Griffini (1913); Antonius (1931); Tuijn (1966)

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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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