Thursday, December 3, 2015

Fact of the Day: Quagga Zebra

The quagga was a subspecies of zebra that was quite common in South Africa. When the Dutch arrived in the country, they hunted the quagga to extinction. They became extinct in the wild in 1878 and the last quagga in captivity died in 1883. 

16 comments:

  1. That is such a terrible shame! And we're still hunting animals into extinction, aren't we? The quagga looks like a cross between a zebra and a donkey. I've never heard of one before.

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  2. poor quaggas :( They were ever so pretty! Those damn Dutch, French adn English really hunted down everything there... from people to animals.... and yet, god forbid anyone should call them monsters

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  3. That's a big problem of humanity. We sometimes don't think that we bring harm in this world. My friend a writer from stilusessaywriting.com wrote a whole dissertation on this theme and told that there are a lot of animal species that people extincted.

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  4. Wow, never even knew there was a Quagga. Dumb humans cause so many animals to go extinct

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  5. So much extinction humans bring to the world!

    -Kati

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  6. How awful, IVe never heard about them.

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  7. Mankind are ba****ds, now they poach elephants, lions, rhinos and everythings, it makes me mad, grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

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  8. I've never heard of them....

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  9. Never heard of this animal. Quite sad.

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