[ UK /kwˈæɡɐ/ ]
- mammal of South Africa that resembled a zebra; extinct since late 19th century
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- The quagga was a horselike animal native to southern Africa that went extinct in 1883. Quagga-breeding
- We have wiped out more species than I can name, from the dodo to the moa to the quagga to the thylacine.
- The quagga is a placental mammal, a group also called Eutheria by scientists.
- Museum specimens of the Quagga have dark stripes on the head and neck, but further back the stripes become paler and the interspaces darker, until they merge into a plain brownish color.
- The South African museum staff feels confident that they can ‘resurrect’ the quagga by back-crossing plains zebra specimens most resembling it.
- Much is made of whether it is a "real" quagga or not, but according to Jonathan Kingdon, in Volume 3 B of his magisterial 7- volume East African Mammals, the quagga is a mere race, conspecific with the common zebra. Back to the Blog!
- The sticker fees, which help fight invasive species such as quagga and zebra mussels, are IdahoStatesman.com News Updates
- The Cape Colony extended systematic protection to elephants, giraffes, hippopotami, buffalo, zebras, quaggas and antelopes in 1886.
- Plains, or Burchell's zebra, also known as bonte quagga ( Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]
- An old joke among the Dutch, the first Europeans to settle in South Africa, was that the quagga was a zebra that had forgotten its pajama pants. Quagga-breeding