In common with the plains zebra it is likely that quaggas were found in gromammals
Quaggas were found in the Karoo and southern Free State of South Africa. The date of the disappearance of the last wild animal is unknown but the final quagga died at the Artis Magistra Zoo in Amsterdam in 1883 Quagga habitat
Previously found in the arid and temperate grasslands of South Africa Quagga status
Classified as Extinct (EX) by the IUCN Red List 2007 Quagga threats
South Africa became renowned for hunting in the 19th Century, and was known as a 'hunters paradise' Quagga conservation
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- Site of birth.
- A different race of a species, which is geographically separated from other populations of that species.
- IUCN Red List (June, 2008)
- Animal Diversity Web (January, 2003)
- Groves, C.P. and Bell, C.H. (2004) New investigations on the taxonomy of the zebras genus Equus, subgenus Hippotigris. Mammalian Biology, 69: 182 - 196.
- Leonard, J.A., Rohland, N., Glaberman, S., Fleischer, R.C., Caccone, A. and Hofreiter, M. (2005) A rapid loss of stripes: the evolutionary history of the extinct quagga. Biology Letters, 1: 291 - 295.
- The Quagga Project (June, 2008)
- Macdonald, D. (2001) The New Encyclopedia of Mammals. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
- Harley, E.H. (2008) Pers. comm.
- Boroughs, D. (1999) New Life For a Vanished Zebra?. International Wildlife, 1999.