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Quagga

Senckenberg Nature Museum Frankfurt

Senckenberg Nature Museum Frankfurt

The Quagga, a subspecies of the Common Zebra, became extinct in the late 19th century. In the past few years, there have been efforts to unravel the genetic code of these animals and to “recreate” the Quagga through back-crossing with zebras. The specimen on display at the Senckenberg Nature Museum in Frankfurt has been part of the collection since 1830. It is one of the best-preserved Quaggas among only 23 fully mounted specimens worldwide.

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Details

  • Title: Quagga
  • Location: South Africa
  • Type: dermoplastic
  • Rights: Sven Tränkner Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung
  • weight: 230 kg
  • size: 1,30 m
  • scientific name: Equus quagga quagga
  • geological Age: Holocene
  • age: before 1830

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