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First Posted: Oct 5, 2013
Oct 5, 2013

The Quagga Project


Photo: Sarah Hartwell
Work with DNA obtained from taxidermied quaggas in European museums has revealed that this unique equid is not actually a separate species, but merely a subspecies of the plains zebra.

"...researchers are currently working to bring the quagga--a type of South African zebra, extinct since the late 19th century-back to life. This revived subspecies could offer scientists some exciting equine research opportunities." Extinct Zebra Subspecies Could Aid Equine Research

Much information is to be gained by researching these animals such as insect control and thermo regulation and body temperature of mules, donkeys and other equids.

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