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Zoologisch Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Catalogue number : ZMA 522

Sex: female


Date of acquisition: 1883

Remarks on acquisition: animal lived at Amsterdam Zoo, 9 May 1867 – 12 August 1883

History of mount: original mount by Inspector Kerz (Hilzheimer 1912: 91 )


head – body 2,28 m
tail 0,46 m
ear 0,16 m
hindfoot 0,46 m
shoulder height 1,20 m
State of preservation: very good

Further material of same individual: skull in collection. It appears from Hilzheimer (1912: 98) that the foot bones of this specimen were at Stuttgart but they are no longer there, nor is there any record of them.

References: Lydekker (1904); Renshaw (1904); Ridgeway (1909); Hilzheimer (1912); Griffini (1913); Antonius (1931); Van Bruggen (1959)

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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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