What is a quagga?
A Quagga (Equus quagga quagga) is an extinct subspecies of the plains zebra.
It was distinguished from other zebras by having the usual vivid marks on the front part of the body only. In the mid-section, the stripes faded and the dark, inter-stripe spaces became wider, and the rear parts were a plain brown
Where did they live?
Once found in great numbers in the Highveld of the Cape Province and the southern part of the Orange Free State in South Africa
They lived in the drier parts of South Africa, on grassland. The northern limit seems to have been the Orange River in the west and the Vaal River in the east; the southeastern border may have been the Great Kei River. It was hunted for its meat and hide, and is one of the many victims of modern mass extinction.
How did they become extinct?
The quagga had been hunted to extinction for meat, hides, and to preserve feed for domesticated stock. The last