Wednesday, 12 September 2012

The Return of the Quagga

A project was started in 1987 by a group of dedicated people in South Africa to bring back the Quagga.
DNA analysis has shown that the Quagga was not a seperate species of zebra but in fact a subspecies of the Plains Zebra. By selective breeding from a selected founder population of Southern Plains Zebra, the Quagga striping pattern is returning.

Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve is privilidged to have 10 of these zebra's which came from the project group in August 2012, and the project will continue on the game reserve.
The revival of the Quagga will be of major history for South Africa as it was last seen on 12th August 1883 in a Holland Zoo.

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