Saturday, May 8, 2010

Quagga, Another Extinnct Animal.

Hey Guys...Before this I wrote something about a extinct animal, tasmanian tiger wolf..
It last seen on 1933. We all know zebra right? Horse and such. Quagga? The quagga (Equus quagga quagga) is an extinct subspecies of the Plains zebra. It extinct or last seen on years 1883. That a long time ago...
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. The name comes from a Khoikhoi word for zebra and is onomatopoeic, being said to resemble the quagga's call. The only quagga to have ever been photographed alive was a mare at the Zoological Society of London's Zoo in Regent's Park in 1870.
The quagga 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 south-eastern 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.
Human all real badass right?