Quaggas in museums all over the world

All that remains of the countless numbers of Quaggas, that inhabited the vast plains of the Karoo and southern Free State in South Africa, are: twenty three skins, which are mounted, in more or less life-like positions, seven skeletons and some skulls and foot bones, housed in Museums mostly in Europe, illustrations and descriptions made by either early travellers to Southern Africa or of Quaggas in captivity in Europe.

Quagga, South Africa

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The name "Quagga" is an onomatopoeia from the sound the Quagga makes. Click the play button to hear it